Individual Author Record
Name: Lynda K. HullPen Name: None Genre: Born: 1954 in Newark, New Jersey Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLynda K. Hull taught English at DePaul University. Her longest permanent residency was in Chicago, where she was living when she wrote many of her last poems.
Biographical and Professional InformationInfluenced heavily by Hart Crane as well as jazz musicians, Hull wrote poems charged with lyric exuberance and haunted by ecstatic references to drugs and material decadence. Hull was the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council; she also received four Pushcart Prizes. She taught English at Indiana University, De Paul University, and in the MFA writing program at Vermont College. She also served as a Poetry Editor for the journal Crazyhorse.Hull died of injuries sustained in a car crash in 1994.
- Ghost Money, University of Massachusetts Press, 1986
- Star Ledger, University Of Iowa Press, 1990
- The Only World: Poems, Harpercollins, 1995
- Collected Poems, Graywolf Press, 2006
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 087023546X Univ of Massachusetts Pr. 1986 A prize-winning collection features poems about self-discovery, self-acceptance, the past, and forgiveness
Star Ledger (Iowa Poetry Prize)
ISBN: 0877453195 University Of Iowa Press. 1990 Book by Hull, Lynda
The Only World: Poems
ISBN: 0060553634 HarperCollins. 1995 A stunning collection of poems that touch upon the most pressing issues of our time, by an award-winning poet who was one of the most dynamic and highly regarded figures of her generation.
Collected Poems (Re/View)
ISBN: 1555974570 Graywolf Press. 2006
The definitive collection of the poems of Lynda Hull, "perhaps the most intensely lyrical poet of her generation." (Mark Doty)
Lynda Hull's Collected Poems brings together her three collections-long unavailable-with a new introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa, and allows, for the first time, the full scale of her achievement to be seen. Edited with Hull's husband, David Wojahn, this book contains all the poems Hull published in her lifetime, before her untimely death in 1994.
Collected Poems is the first book in the Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series, which brings essential books of contemporary American poetry back into print. Each volume-chosen by series editor Mark Doty-is introduced by a poet who brings to the work a passionate admiration. The Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series brings all-but-lost masterworks of recent American poetry into the hands of a new generation of readers.