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Jeffrey Levine

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Jeffrey Levine is the author of three books of poetry: Rumor of Cortez, nominated for a 2006 Los Angeles Times Literary Award in Poetry, Mortal, Everlasting, which won the 2002 Transcontinental Poetry Prize, and At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered, coming in February 2019 from Salmon Press. In addition to his own writing, he is principal translator of Canto General, Pablo Neruda’s major work. Levine’s many poetry prizes include the Larry Levis Prize from the Missouri Review, the James Hearst Poetry Prize from North American Review, the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, the Ekphrasis Poetry Prize, and the American Literary Review poetry prize. His poems have garnered 21 Pushcart nominations. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, Levine is founder, Artistic Director and Publisher of Tupelo Press, an award‐winning independent literary press located in the historic Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. In addition, he served for seven formative years as core faculty of the Colrain Manuscript Conferences and is now Director of the esteemed Tupelo Press Writing Conferences. Levine is also an accomplished musician: a concert clarinetist (Buffalo Philharmonic the New York City Opera Orchestra), jazz guitarist and pianist

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