Iven Lourie

Iven Lourie worked as Poetry Editor at Chicago Review in the 1960's, and he has pursued editing, writing, and performance art since. He participated in demonstrations and readings against the Vietnam War during the '60s and '70s. After completing his MFA at U. of Arizona (1978), where he studied with poets Richard Shelton and Peter Wild, he moved to Northern California where he works as Editor for Gateways Books and Artemis Books, teaches composition and literature at Sierra Community College, and leads the Café Writers critique group. He has been married twice and has two daughters. He plays guitar and fiddle for fun, and audiences agree that his music shows more sincerity and heart than skill or talent.

Public Readings

Coffeehouses in Chicago, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Tucson, Sacramento--Painted Bride Gallery, Philadelphia--Academy of American Poets reading, Tucson, Arizona--Public Library, Blue Jay, CA--Fullerton Arts Fair, Fullerton, CA--Terminal Concepts Reading Series, San Francisco, CA--Very Special Arts Festival, Tucson, Arizona--Nevada County Poetry Series, Nevada City, CA.


Poetry (Chicago) Magazine, Quixote, Tottel's, 100 Posters, New : Canadian and American Poetry, Hanging Loose Magazine, The Spirit That Moves Us, Louisville Review, Wings Magazine, Midstream, and so on--poems and articles published in Joyous Childbirth (And/Or Press), Sacramento News & Review, Sierra Heritage Magazine, Nevada County Poetry Series anthologies--poetry collections: Miro's Dream, Gateways Books, 1988; incl. in Yuba Flows (Hip Pocket Press, 2007) ; SHORTS (chapbook, Rattlesnake Press, 2009), CAFE WRITERS ANTHOLOGY 2010 (Artemis Books, 2011, Editor and included as poet).


Directory of American Poets and Writers (Poets and Writers, Inc.)--International Who's Who in Poetry--Frankfurt International Rights Bookfair Directories, 1998-2011