Photo Credit: Jerry Naunheim

Dana Levin

b. 1965

Current City, State, Country

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Los Angeles, California, USA


Dana Levin’s fifth book is Now Do You Know Where You Are (Copper Canyon, 2022), a New York Times Editor’s Choice and a Lannan Literary Selection. Recent books include Banana Palace (2016) and Sky Burial(2011), which The New Yorker called “utterly her own and utterly riveting.” Her first book, In the Surgical Theatre (1999), received the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, chosen by Nobel Laureate Louise Glück. Levin is a grateful recipient of many honors, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, and the Library of Congress, as well as from the Rona Jaffe, Whiting, and Guggenheim Foundations. Levin teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University in St. Louis.

Published Works

Now Do You Know Where You Are (Copper Canyon Press, 2022)
Banana Palace (Copper Canyon Press, 2016)
Sky Burial (Copper Canyon Press, 2011)
Wedding Day (Copper Canyon Press, 2005)
In the Surgical Theatre (American Poetry Review/Copper Canyon Press, 1999)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Distinguished Writer in Residence and Associate Professor/Maryvlle University


Undergraduate, Graduate, Craft of Poetry, Poetry, Literature, Creative Writing, Mentorship

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