Greenlaw, Lavinia

(1962- )
   Born in London where she still lives, she has an M.A. in art history from the Courtauld Institute. A freelance writer since 1994, she has written dramas for the BBC, teaches in the creative writing M.A. program at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and has written a sequence of poems about the meaning of numbers for an Equinox BBC documentary. In the U.S. she has published in The New Yorker, Paris Review, American Poet, Grand Street and Literary Imagination. She was British Council Fellow in Writing at Amherst College Massachusetts in 1995 and held residencies in the Science Museum and the Royal Festival Hall, London. Her poetry publications: Night Photograph, 1993 (short listed for the Whitbread and Forward Poetry prizes). A World Where News Traveled Slowly, 1997 (won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem). Thoughts of a Night Sea, 2002 (a series of meditations to illustrate Garry Fabian Miller's artistic work). Minsk, 2003 (short listed for the Forward Prize). Some of her poems: "Anchorage," "Hurting Small Animals," "Iron Lung," "Sex, Politics, and Religion," "The Chapel Snake," "The Gift of Life."
   Sources: ArtForum: Garry Fabian Miller - Rome Thoughts of a Night Sea (http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0268/is_1_42/ai_108691829). British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets. Maura Dooley, ed. Bloodaxe Books, 1997. New Women Poets. Carol Rumens, ed. Bloodaxe Books, 1990. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000.

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