Harriet Levin (Millan)

Pennsylvania, United States

Member Since: 12/09/2011

Harriet Levin (Millan) is the author of three poetry books: The Christmas Show (Beacon Press) which Eavan Boland chose for the Barnard New Women Poets Prize and also won the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, Girl in Cap and Gown (Mammoth Books) which was a National Poetry Series finalist, and My Oceanography, forthcoming from CavanKerry. She is also the author of a novel, How Fast Can You Run, based on the life of Lost Boy of Sudan Michael Majok Kuch (Harvard Square Editions 2016. Other prizes include a PEW Fellowship in the Arts Discipline Award, the Ellen LaForge Memorial Award, The Pablo Neruda Prize from Nimrod and she was a 2015 Tuscon Festival of the Book Literary Competition Award finalist in both poetry and fiction and was shortlisted for the Australian Book Review's Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Award. She is co-editor with Martha Penningotn of Creativity and Writing Pedagogy: Linking Creative Writers, Researchers, and Teachers (Equinox). Her poetry and prose is published widely, including Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Denver Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, thesmartset.com, Plume and other journals. She received a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa, was a former NY State Poet-in-the-Schools, and teaches and directs the Certificate Program in Creative Writing at Drexel University. 

Website: harrietmillan@blogspot.com

Twitter Username: @harilevinmillan


  • Girl in Cap and Gown , Mammoth Books (April 2010)
  • The Christmas Show, Barnard New Women Poets Prize Series , Beacon Press (April 1997)


  • Summer Literary Seminars Scholarship(2010)
  • PEW Fellowship in the Arts Discipline Award(1995)
  • Barnard New Women Poets Prize(1997)
  • Ellen LaForge Memorial Poetry Prize(1997)
  • Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award(1988)
  • Nimrod's Pablo Neruda Award(1982)
  • Tuscon Festival of the Book Literary Award Competition finalist in poetry and ficiotn(2015)
  • Independent Book Publishers Award(2017)


  • Director at Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing, Drexel University (September 2009 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University (May 1977)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Iowa (May 1982)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry