Eleanor Lerman

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Recently published by Mayapple Press: Janet Planet, a novel. To read a summary of the book, click on "janet planet" in the menu on the top of this page.

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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: Strange Life is my latest collection of poetry. It can be ordered from Mayapple Press or amazon.com And, you can watch the book trailers on Vimeo. If you'd like to contact me directly, my email address is elerman1@​optonline.net

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.)