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Van Clief-Stefanon, Lyrae N.

Van Clief-Stefanon, Lyrae N.


Born in Daytona Beach, FL; daughter of William and Clementine Van Clief; married Justin Stefanon, June 8, 1996. Ethnicity: "Black." Education: Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1996; Pennsylvania State University, M.F.A., 1999.


Office—Department of English, Cornell University, Goldwin Smith Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850. E-mail—[email protected]


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, member of English faculty.


Poetry Prize, Cave Canem, 2001, for Black Swan.


(Assistant editor, with Susan K. Harris) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 2000.

Black Swan (poetry), University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 2001.



Black Issues Book Review, March-April, 2004, Duriel E. Harris, review of Black Swan, p. 27.

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