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At Johns Hopkins, Elise Levine is a lecturer for the MA in Writing program.

Levine is the author of Say This: Two Novellas and of the story collections This Wicked Tongue and Driving Men Mad, as well as the novels Blue Field and Requests and Dedications. Her published work—including nonfiction and poetry—has appeared in numerous publications including Ploughshares, The Walrus, The Collagist, Blackbird, Hotel Amerika, Prairie Schooner, and Best Canadian Stories.

Her work has garnered a Canadian National Magazine Award for fiction; awards from the Canada Council for the Arts (most recently in 2022), the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Council for the Arts; and residency fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, among many others.

Levine has taught creative writing in the Master of Fine Arts program at American University, Dickinson College, and Johns Hopkins University, where she directed the MA in Writing program from 2016 to 2018. She has also taught private workshops and offers full-length manuscript consultations and editorial services.

Her personal archive is held at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto.

Levine earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Toronto, a diploma in book and magazine publishing from Centennial College in Toronto, and an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Art. She has worked as a book editor in educational publishing and was the managing editor of a feminist publisher in Toronto.

Featured Works

  • Say This: Two Novellas, Elise Levine, Biblioasis, 2022
  • This Wicked Tongue, Elise Levine, Biblioasis, 2019
  • Blue Field, Elise Levine, Biblioasis, 2017
  • Requests and Dedications, Elise Levine, Emblem Editions, 2005
  • Driving Men Mad, Elise Levine, Porcupines Quill, 1995

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