Lucille Lang Day

Lucille Lang Day has published ten poetry collections and chapbooks, including “Becoming an Ancestor” and “Dreaming of Sunflowers: Museum Poems.” She is a co-editor of “Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California” and “Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California,” as well as the author of two children’s books, “Chain Letter” and “The Rainbow Zoo,” and a memoir, “Married at Fourteen: A True Story.” Her poems, essays, and short stories have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, and her many honors include the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in Literature, the Blue Light Poetry Prize, two PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Awards, and nine Pushcart nominations. The founder and director of Scarlet Tanager Books, she received her B.A. in biological sciences, M.A. in zoology, and Ph.D. in science/mathematics education at the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.A. in English and M.F.A. in creative writing at San Francisco State University.

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