American poet and teacher Lyn Lifshin has died. She passed away in December, 2019. Her cause of death is not made public yet and DeadDeath is still gathering details of her death.
Lyn Lifshin was born in Barre, Vermont, she was raised in Middlebury, Vermont. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in English from the University of Vermont (writing a thesis on Dylan Thomas).
She also studied at Brandeis University, the Bread Loaf School of English and attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Lifshin moved to Schenectady, New York in the 1970s with her then husband, who worked for General Electric. She enrolled in a doctoral program in English at SUNY Albany, and began submitting her work for publication.
She quickly began appearing in a variety of literary magazines. When she left SUNY, she began teaching creative writing workshops at various public venues such as libraries, as well as at her home in Niskayuna, New York. Eventually, she began earning a living primarily from workshops, readings, and visiting faculty positions.