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


The cinema is a specific language.
— Christian Metz

What the body might guess,
what the hand requests,
what language assumes
becomes amulet,
which is to say
I am carrying your face

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