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YVONNE was the first poetry editor at two pioneer feminist magazines from the ‘Seventies through the ‘Eighties, Aphra and Ms. She has received many awards for her poetry including two NEAs (1974/1984), a Mary Roberts Rinehart fellowship (1974), a New York State Council on the Arts fellowship (1981), and a BRIO award (1991). Under her full name, Yvonne Chism-Peace, she received a Leeway Foundation award (2003) for fiction. Early print publications include 161 One-Minute Monologues from Literature (Smith and Kraus), This Sporting Life (Milkweed), Bless Me, Father: Stories of Catholic Childhood (Plume), Catholic Girls (Plume/Penguin), Tangled Vines (HBJ), Celebrations: A New Anthology of Black American Poetry (Follett), The Third Woman (Houghton Mifflin), We Become New (Bantam), Pushcart Prize (vol. 6), and many journals such as Callaloo, Obsidian, New York Quarterly. Yvonne is the author of an epic trilogy: Iwilla/Soil (1985), Iwilla/Scourge (1986), Iwilla/Rise (1999), all published by Chameleon Productions.

Poetry Publications 2018-2020



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