* 1952, Chicago, Illinois, США Место жительства: Mill Valley, California , США
Maxine Chernoff was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1952. She is a novelist, writer, poet, academic and literary magazine editor. Furthermore, Chernoff is the Chair of the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University.
With Paul Hoover, Chernoff edits the long-running literary journal New American Writing, for which she won an Editor's Award from CLMP in 1988. Chernoff is the author of six books of fiction and nine books of poetry. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Conjunctions, Zyzzyva, North American Review, Chicago Review, The Paris Review, Partisan Review, New Directions Annual, Denver Quarterly and Verse. With Paul Hoover, Chernoff has translated The Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin, which was published by Omnidawn Press in 2008 and received endorsements from John Ashbery, Rosmarie Waldrop, Pierre Joris, Robert Alter and Michael Hulse. Chernoff has partaken in many poetry events around the world, f. e. in Liege (Belgium), Cambridge (England), Sydney (Australia), Berlin (Germany), Sao Paolo (Brazil), Glasgow (Scotland), Yunnan Province (China) and St. Petersburg (Russia).