Maxine Chernoff has published three books of short stories, as well as three novels. Her most recent books are the story collection Some of Her Friends That Year (Coffee House Press) and the poetry collection Without (Shearsman Books). With Paul Hoover she won the 2009 PEN Translation Award for The Selected Works of Friedrich Hölderlin from Omnidawn Press. Chair of the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University, she lives in Mill Valley, California.
Founded in 1986, New American Writing is a literary magazine emphasizing contemporary American poetry. Edited by Paul Hoover, poet and editor of Postmodern American Poetry (W. W. Norton, 1994), and Maxine Chernoff, poet and author of the works of fiction Bop and American Heaven, it appears once a year in early June. The magazine is distinctive for publishing a range of innovative contemporary writing.
Each issue includes cover art by leading artists, including Alex Katz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jennifer Bartlett, Elizabeth Murray, and Fairfield Porter. Contributors have included John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Charles Simic, Jorie Graham, Denise Levertov, Hilda Morley, August Kleinzahler, Ann Lauterbach, Ned Rorem, Wanda Coleman, Nathaniel Mackey, Barbara Guest, Marjorie Perloff, Lyn Hejinian, and Charles Bernstein, among others.
Number 31, 2013