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Full Name: Toni Mergentime Levi
Biography:
Toni Mergentime Levi is a poet and librettist. White Food, her new book of poems from Mayapple Press (2016), was preceded by two other full-length collections: Watching Mother Disappear & Other Poems (Mayapple Press, 2009) and For A Dancing Bear (Three Mile Harbor, 1995). Her work has also appeared in numerous journals including Prairie Schooner, Crosscurrents, Confrontation, Kansas Quarterly, California Quarterly and Apalachee Quarterly, as well as online (Poetry Daily), on radio (WBAI-FM) and in anthologies including two editions of The Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry. Toni has been awarded residencies at VCCA, Schloss Wiepersdorf (Germany), Konstepidemin (Sweden), MacDowell, Djerassi, Ucross, Millay and Saltonstall. Thanksgiving, one of two operas and several other collaborations with composer Paul Alan Levi, won a Grand Prize for New Opera from the National Music Theater Network. The opera has been performed at the American Music Theater Festival, Lincoln Center’s Newhouse Theatre, 42nd Street’s Theater Row (NYC) and other venues. In 2007, Venture, a collaboration with composer Charles Fussell premiered at the Tanglewood Music Center and will be released on a recording by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. A native New Yorker, Toni lives in Manhattan.
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: Anywhere, with sufficient notice
Transportation: Bus, train or plane (depending on distance)
Dates Available: All seasons, all days
Fees: Negotiable but absolute minimum fee is $100 plus travel, lodging, and meals
Contact Information: NY
Email: tonimerg@earthlink.net
Website (click here)
Author's Timeline:
1995 Suffolk County
For A Dancing Bear
(Pub: Three Mile Harbor ISBN: 1-886124-01-9)
Collection of poetry, 64 pages 
2009 (Unknown) County
Watching Mother Disappear & Other Poems
(Pub: Mayapple Press ISBN: 978-0932412-83-6)
Collection of poetry, 90 pages 
2016 Ulster County
White Food
(Pub: Mayapple Press ISBN: 978-1-936419-65-4)
Collection of poetry, 80 pages 

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