Dana Levin grew up in the Mojave Desert in California and attended Pitzer College and the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University. Her first book, In the Surgical Theatre, was chosen by Louise Glück for the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize.
Levin’s honors include the 2000 Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2000 GLCA New Writers Award, a 1999 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a 1998 Pushcart Prize.
Levin’s work has appeared in American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon), Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Countermeasures, and other national magazines. Levin teaches at the College of Santa Fe.