Lynn Domina grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and has lived in Alabama, Illinois, and New York. She earned a B.A. in English from Michigan State University, an M.F.A. in creative writing / poetry from the University of Alabama, a Ph.D. in English from Stony Brook University, and an M.Div. from the Earlham School of Religion, where she took courses in the Ministry of Writing.

Lynn is the author of three collections of poetry, Corporal Works which won the Intro Series Prize from Four Way Books, Framed in Silence published as part of the Editor’s Select Poetry Series from Main Street Rag, and Inland Sea recently published by Kelsay Books.  She is also the editor of a collection of essays, Poets on the Psalms. Her poetry appears in many periodicals, including The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, Christianity & Literature, The Louisville Review, New Letters, and others. She has published creative nonfiction in the St. Katherine’s Review, Bending Genres, the museum of americana, and other magazines.

Her collection of meditations, Devotions from HERstory: 31 Days with Women of Faith, links Biblical women with contemporary and historical women such as Harriet Tubman, Sonya Sotomayor, and Jane Goodall. In another role that permits her to combine her interests in religion and creative writing, she serves as the creative writing editor of The Other Journal. 

Another recent book is an annotated edition of Nella Larsen’s novel Passing. Her scholarly work also includes three reference books, Understanding A Raisin in the Sun, Understanding Ceremony, and The Harlem Renaissance: A Historical Exploration of Literature. Her articles have appeared in Studies in American Indian Literature, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and other academic journals and edited collections.

After many years living in the western Catskill mountains, Lynn has returned to Michigan. She lives with her family in Marquette, on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior.

Photo Credit: Sandra K. Jones