Genine Lentine is the author of Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model Kelly’s Cove Press and Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes (New Michigan Press, 2010) and, and co-author with Stanley Kunitz of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden (W.W. Norton, 2005). She received an MS in Theoretical Linguistics from Georgetown University and an MFA in Poetry from New York University. Recent work appears in Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, and Conversations at the Wartime Café, Ninth Letter, Shambhala Sun, and Shareable.net. Her essays, “I’m Loving It” and “I Kinda Vow” are included in Best Buddhist Writing 2011 & 2013. Works-in-progress include On Growth + Form, a series of poems based on the 1945 ecstatic natural history compendium by Sir D’Arcy Thompson.
This year, she will continue a series of interviews, Mattress Talks: Artists Discuss Discomfort at the McRoskey Mattress Company. She has received grants and fellowships from Southern Exposure Gallery, Montalvo Arts Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, University of Arizona Poetry Center, and Hedgebrook, and the Boomerang Foundation. As Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco Zen Center (2009-10), she curated The Expert’s Mind: Ten Interdisciplinary Talks, and Nothing is Hidden, a series of readings, screenings and artist talks. She teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute.