New York: USA
Levine teaches at a junior high school that was closed by NY State in
2001. Nonetheless, the same students and teachers continue to find their
way there each day, and social dysfunction and academic apathy continued
he prefers the company of a dog or a good guitar to most people.
was a semi-finalist in the recent Lyrical Recovery Poetry Competition.
Last year, one of his long poems, "Snapshots from a Battle",
was published as a special edition chapbook by Headwaters Press,
NY. Also, in the 21st century, his poems have appeared in Big City
Lit (e-zine), Comstock Review, Lucid Stone, Medicinal Purposes Literary
Review, Mind The Gap, North American Review, POETZ.com, Rattapallax,
Rattle, SOLO, Tamarind, Thema. In 2001, he was a finalist for the
James Hearst Poetry Prize, which is sponsored by North American
Review. In addition, in 2001, he was offered a Vermont Studio
Center grant. In 1999, he won the half a bubble off plumb poetry
contest, sponsored by the now defunct journal Eratica. That
same year, he was also a semi-finalist in the Discovery/The Nation
Poetry Competition, sponsored jointly by The 92nd Street Y and
The Nation, and was also a semi-finalist for a New Millenium
poetry award. He studied with David Ignatow and William Matthews,
and considers William Stafford and Muddy Waters as his greatest influences."
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