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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lynda K. Hull  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1954 in Newark, New Jersey


Illinois Connection

Lynda 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 Information

Influenced 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.

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-- Carl Sandburg Award from the Friends of the Chicago Public Library in 1991 and the Edwin Ford Piper Award in 1990 for ''Star Ledger'' Juniper Prize in 1986 for ''Ghost Money''