Eleanor Lerman

Now available:

My latest collection of poetry (2015). Click the "STRANGE LIFE" tab above to access video readings from the book.

Recently published by Mayapple Press: Janet Planet, a novel based on the life of Carlos Castaneda.

Short Stories: The Blonde on the Train

Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds received the 2006 Lenore Marshall Award from the Academy of American Poets and The Nation Magazine.


Thanks for your interest in my work. All my books can be found under the "All Books" tab and a bio under the "Biography" tab. Now for the news: My latest novel, RADIOMEN, recently received the John W. Campbell Award for Science Fiction. Click the image below, to read about Radiomen and to order in print, Kindle or audio formats. For information about my most recent collection of poetry, Strange Life, select the tab above. And if you want to contact me about my books, or about readings, appearances, or anything else, please send me an email: elerman1@​optonline.net

NEW! "The Lightship," a short story about where the human soul--and the self--may reside. Go to Empty Sink Publishing by clicking the image below to read the story.

NEW! "What If There is a Hidden World that We Can't See?"

Click the image above to read "What if There is a Hidden World that We Can't See?" in Bewildering Stories.

My latest collection of poetry, Strange Life, is also available. Select the tab above to access video readings from this collection.

Listen to a brief essay about Leonard Cohen. And yes, that's me reading it.

The Double Vision of Long Beach, NY


The Writer's Almanac

Want to hear Garrison Keillor read my work? The Writer's Almanac has featured my poems several times. Click the link below and search for my name. (You'll hear "Starfish," among other poems.)