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Lenore Weiss

b. 1948


Lenore’s poetry collections form a trilogy about love, loss, and being mortal: Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island (West End Press, 2012); Two Places (Kelsay Books, 2014), and The Golem (Hakodesh Word Press, 2017). Her most recent poetry chapbook is From Malls to Museums (Ethelzine, 2020). Alexandria Quarterly Press published her prize-winning flash fiction chapbook, Holding on to the Fringes of Love. She is a reader for the Mud Season Review and lives in Oakland, California with Zebra the Brave and Granola the Shy. Lenore earned an MFA in fiction from San Francisco State University.

Current City, State, Country

Oakland, California, USA

Birth City, State, Country

New York City, New York, USA

Published Works

Poetry (full-lengths)
The Golem (Hadassa Word Press, 2017)
Two Places (Kelsay Books, 2014)
Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island (West End Press, 2012)

Poetry (chapbooks)
From Malls to Museums (Ethelzine, 2020)
Holding on to the Fringes of Love (Alexandria Quarterly Press, 2018)
Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail (Finishing Line Press, 2011)
Sh’ma Yis’rael (Pudding House Publications, 2007)

Current Title

Creative Writing Teacher

Author Site


MFA, Creative Writing, San Francisco State University, 2017
M.A. Creative Writing Dean’s List, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
B.A. Journalism, City College of New York, New York

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