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Maxine Chernoff
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Maxine Posing in front of her house
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Occupation Poet, Editor, Professor, Author
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Notable works American Heaven, Some of Her Friends That Year, Signs of Devotion, Bop, Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin, New American Writing
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Spouse Paul Hoover
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Maxine Chernoff (born 1952), is an American novelist, writer, poet, academic and literary magazine editor.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, where she grew up, and attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

She currently works at San Francisco State University and edits the annual literary journal New American Writing with her husband, Paul Hoover.

Maxine and her husband have translated The Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin and will have them published sometime this year.

Chernoff, her husband, and their three children live in Mill Valley, California.



Reviewers Award

  • Plain Grief (Summit, 1991; available as e-book from, 2001)

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  • Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin, co-translated with Paul Hoover; (Omnidawn, 2008)
  • New American Writing (with Paul Hoover), (1986) — present)

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Category:1952 births Category:Living people Category:American writers Category:American poets Category:American short story writers Category:American novelists Category:Modernist women writers Category:People from Chicago Category:Illinois writers Category:California writers