Elise Levine, Program Director, Sr. Lecturer
Elise Levine is the author of the story collection Driving Men Mad, the novel Requests and Dedications, and the novel Blue Field. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have also appeared in numerous publications including Ploughshares, Blackbird, PANK, The Journey Prize Anthology, the Toronto Star, and Best Canadian Stories. She is the recipient of a Canadian National Magazine Award for fiction; awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council; and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, among others.
She has taught in the MFA program at American University, and the low-residency MFA programs at Chatham University and the City University of Hong Kong. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Originally from Toronto, ON, and a former long-time resident of Chicago, IL, she currently lives in Baltimore, MD.