Maxine Chernoff

(1952 / Chicago, Illinois)

Biography of Maxine Chernoff

Maxine Chernoff poet

Maxine Chernoff is an American novelist, writer, poet, academic and literary magazine editor. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. Updates


A film is always like a book and not like a conversation.
— Christian Metz

As I saw your face nearing
my face, snow fell through
a keyhole and opened the door.
We went inside and watched
windows wax green and gold.
Spring, we decided, was more

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