Genine Lentine is the author of the chapbooks, Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes (2010) and Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model (2010). She is co-author, with Stanley Kunitz and photographer Marnie Crawford Samuelson, of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden (W.W. Norton, 2005). Her poems, essays, and interviews can be found in Diagram, American Poetry Review, The Poetry Foundation Website, Tricycle, Quarterly West, Provincetown Arts; O: The Oprah Magazine; Gulf Coast, Indiana Review. Recent work appears in Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, and Conversations at the Wartime Café, Ninth Letter, Shambhala Sun, and Shareable.net. Her essay, “I’m Loving It,” appears in Best Buddhist Writing 2011.
This year, she will continue a series of interviews, Mattress Talks: Artists Discuss Discomfort at the McRoskey Mattress store, with support from an Alternative Exposure grant from Southern Exposure Gallery. She was awarded a 2010 grant from the Boomerang Foundation, and residencies from Headlands Center for the Arts and Hedgebrook. As Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco Zen Center (2009-10), she curated The Expert’s Mind: Ten Interdisciplinary Talks and Nothing is Hidden, a series of readings, screenings and artist talks.
She received an M.S. in Theoretical Linguistics from Georgetown University and an M.F.A. in Poetry from New York University. She teaches privately, and conducts an ongoing Sunday Writing Studio at San Francisco Zen Center. Works-in-progress include Deep Grammar, Slug or Snail: An Assay on Velocity and Viscosity, and Love Serenade. Kelly’s Cove Press will publish a full-length edition of Poses in Fall 2012. She will be a 2012 Lucas Literary Arts Fellow at Montalvo Arts Center, where she will be working in collaboration with composer Theresa Wong on On Growth + Form, a series of poems and compositions based on the 1945 natural history compendium by Sir D’Arcy Thompson.