Raised in Chicago, Maxine Chernoff was educated at the University of Illinois, where she was a University fellow. She has been Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University since 1994 and Chair of its Creative Writing Program since 1996. With her husband Paul Hoover she edits the journal New American Writing.
BOOKS OF POETRY
The Last Aurochs (Iowa City: Now Press, 1976); A Vegetable Emergency (Venice, California: Beyond Baroque Foundation, 1977); Utopia TV Store (Chicago: Yellow Press, 1979); New Faces of 1952 (Ithaca, New York: Ithaca House, 1985); Japan (Bolinas, California: Avenue B Press, 1988); Leap Year Day: New and Selected Poems (Chicago: ACP, 1991); Next Song (Saratoga, California: Instress Publications, 1998); World: Poems 1991-2001 (Cambridge, English: Salt Publications, 2001); Evolution of the Bridge: Selected Prose Poems (Cambridge: England: Salt Publications, 2004); Among the Names (Berkeley, California: Apogee Press, 2005)