Anne-Marie Levine was born in Belgium and raised
in Beverly Hills. She studied philosophy at Wellesley and music
with Sascha Gorodnitzki in New York. While touring as a concert
pianist, she began to write poetry, publishing in such journals
Tin House, American
Letters and Commentary,
and The Modern Review, as well as various online journals;
and in the anthologies Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New
York Poets (Melville House), Literature as Meaning (Penguin 2005),
and Letters to the World (Red Hen Press).
The winner of a fellowship in poetry from the New York
Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) she is the founder of Poets &
Performers, a reading series in New York, and was a founding member of the
Board of Directors of Poets House and of the poetry
journal Parnassus. Occasionally she performs a
solo theater piece based on her poems, called
Autobiographies: Verse Monologues.
Her book of poems, Euphorbia was published by Provincetown Arts Press (1994 & 1999) and chosen a Finalist in the Paterson Poetry Prize. Bus Ride to a Blue Movie was published in 2003 by Pearl Editions. Oral History: A Monologue was brought out by Pearl Editions in April 2005. Her artists book Reculer Pour Mieux Sauter appeared in 2015.
She is a founding member of the International Trauma Center and has spoken and published on the subject of trauma and art here, in France, and in Israel. Her essay, “Trauma, Art, and Poetic Knowledge,” appeared in Provincetown Arts Magazine, 1997. Her essay “Gertrude Stein’s War” appeared in Contemporary French Civilization, Summer/Fall 1999 and another essay on Stein's politics appeared in the Yale Journal, THEATER, in 2002. She has received grants from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and the Puffin Foundation for this work. Her current projects include the continuation of the Male Nude series, and a book called OBIT. She continues to curate programs in the arts and humanities at the Helix Center of the NY Psychoanalytic Institute.
Her visual work ranges from paintings to furnished rooms; from small abstract sculptures to digital prints to photo/paintings (also digital). It has been exhibited at The Elizabeth Foundation (NYC, "Progeny!" 2017), the Living Gallery in Brooklyn, the Lucy Daniels Foundation in North Carolina, the City University of New York (CUNY), The Allan Stone Gallery (NYC) and with Susan Halper Fine Arts (NYC).
Solo exhibitions include The Cornelia Street Cafe (2/07 and 2/09, digital prints) The Carl Cherry Art Center, Carmel CA (12/07, prints and miniature paintings), and Sarah Lawrence College (2/08, prints and miniature paintings).
The work may be seen online and has been featured in Miniature Collector Magazine, Poppenhuizen en Miniaturen (Holland), in 1 zu 12-Das Magazine (Germany) and Parnassus Vol. 29, 1 & 2. Provincetown Arts (2008, p.70) features an essay by Lise Motherwell called "Homo Ludens: The Boxpoems of Anne-Marie Levine." A feature profile: "Small is Powerful", pps.22-23 appears in DollsHouse and Miniature Scene Magazine (British), October 2010 issue 196.
Works range from 3 x 3 inches (paintings on wood) to 19 x 10 x 13 inches (rooms) to 13 x 19 inches (prints).
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