Kundiman Retreat 2015

June 26, 2015. Kundiman retreat at Fordham University, Bronx NY. Photography Margarita Corporan (Thank you, Margarita!)

Jane Lin is a poet and software engineer for an environmental consulting company. She received her BA and BS from Stanford University where she studied under Denise Levertov, and her MFA from New York University where she was a New York Times fellow. Her poem “Signs and Portents” was transformed into an art song by Emmy Award winning composer Glen Roven for his composition “The Santa Fe Songs” for soprano and piano and appears on Talise Trevigne’s album At the Statue of Venus. Other poems have appeared in Cura, Five Points, jmww, New Madrid, Slant, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Collagist, The Harwood Poetry Anthology, and The Mas Tequila Review. Her honors include a fellowship from Kundiman and scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Taos Summer Writers’ Conference.

Her debut poetry collection Day of Clean Brightness is from 3: A Taos Press and was a finalist for the Kundiman Poetry Prize and semi-finalist for the Crab Orchard Review First Book Award.

Jane facilitated the monthly Poetry Gatherings at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos, NM for over a decade. She also taught poetry workshops at UNM-Los Alamos from 2000-2011.