M.A., English, City College of New York, 1975.
B.A., English, City College of New York, 1966.



Professor in English, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York. 2000-2020.

Director of MFA program in creative writing, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, 2007-13.

Lecturer in creative writing, The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, Spring 2013.

Visiting Assistant Professor in fiction writing. SUNY Albany, Albany, N.Y., 1999-2000.

Adjunct Professor in poetry, The New School, N.Y., Spring 2000.

Adjunct Instructor in literature and writing. Pace University, N.Y. 1998-1999.

Lecturer in creative writing, The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, 1997-98.

Lecturer in poetry and fiction, Summer Writing Program. Naropa University,  Boulder, Colorado. 1977, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014.

Lecturer in creative writing and magazine editing. The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, New York, N.Y. 1991-94.

Adjunct Instructor in creative writing, literature and composition. Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey. 1987-89.

Adjunct Instructor in literature and creative writing. Yeshiva University, New York. 1985-86.

Adjunct Lecturer in literature. Queens College, Flushing, N.Y. 1984-86.

Adjunct Lecturer in literature and creative writing. New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire. 1980-81.





The Suicide Rates. Toad Press, 1967.

Highjacking. Boke Press, 1968.

Moving Through Air. Angel Hair Books, 1968.

Chicago. With Tom Clark. Angel Hair Books, 1969.

Dreaming as One: Poems. Corinth Books, 1971.

Long Distance. Ferry Press,. 1972.

Immediate Surrounding. Other Books, 1974.

Today. Adventures in Poetry, 1974.

Blue Heaven. The Kulchur Foundation, 1978.

Hives. United Artists Books, 1979.

Methods of Birth Control. Sun & Moon, 1983.

The Corset. In Camera Books, 1987.

Information from the Surface of Venus. United Artists Books, 1987.

Avenue of Escape. Long News Books, 1995.

Private Agenda. With Pamela Lawton. Hornswoggle Press, 1996.

The Origin of the World. Creative Arts, 2001.

Debtor’s Prison. With Julie Harrison. Granary Books, 2001.

Reported Missing. United Artists Books, 2003.

The Flea Market in Kiel. A Rest Books, 2006.

Flight Test. Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006.

Inseparable: Poems 1995–2005. Granary Books, 2008.

Donatello. Third Floor Apartment Press, 2011.

Alien Abduction. Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015.

Out of the Question. Station Hill Press, 2017.

Piece of Cake. Station Hill Press, 2019.



Agnes & Sally. Fiction Collective, 1984.

A Free Man. Sun & Moon, 1991.

Money Under the Table. Trip Street Press, 1997.

Touch of the Whip. Singing Horse Press, 2001.

Ted’s Favorite Skirt. Spuyten Duyvil Books, 2002.

A Place in the Sun. Spuyten Duyvil, 2010.

One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories. Spuyten Duyvil Books, 2014.

A Free Man (Revised Edition). Spuyten Duyvil, 2019.



Part of My History. Coach House Press, 1972.

The Maharajah’s Son. Angel Hair Books, 1977.

Bustin’s Island, 1968. Granary Books, 1996.



Night of Loveless Nights by Robert Desnos. Ant’s Forefoot, 1973.



The Angel Hair Anthology. With Anne Waldman. Granary Books, 2001.



Paul Carroll, ed. The Young American Poets. Follette, 1967.

Richard Kostelanetz, ed. The Young American Writers: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Criticism. Funk & Wagnalls, 1968.

Anne Waldman, ed. The World Anthology: Poems from the St. Mark’s Poetry Project. Bobbs-Merrill, 1969.

Anne Waldman, ed. Another World: A Second Anthology of Works from the St. Mark’s Poetry Project. Bobbs-Merrill, 1971.

Joel Weishaus, ed. On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writing. City Lights, 1972.

David Kherdian, ed. I Sing the Song of Myself: An Anthology of Autobiographical Poems. Morrow, 1978.

Kevin Kerrane and Richard Grossinger, eds. Baseball Diamonds: Tales, Traces, Visions, and Voodoo from a Native American Rite. Doubleday, 1981.

Christopher Felver. The Poet Exposed. Aperture, 1986.

Andrei Codrescu, ed. Up Late: American Poetry Since 1970. 4 Walls, 8 Windows, 1987.

James Schuyler and Charles North, eds. Broadway 2: A Poets and Painters Anthology. Hanging Loose, 1989.

Anne Waldman, ed. Nice to See You: Homage to Ted Berrigan. Coffee House Press, 1991.

Anne Waldman, ed. Out of This World: An Anthology of Works from the St. Mark's Poetry Project, 1966–1991. Crown Books, 1991.

Laura Chester, ed. The Unmade Bed: Sensual Writing on Married Love. HarperCollins, 1991.

Douglas Messerli, ed. From the Other Side of the Century: A New American Poetry, 1960–1990. Sun & Moon, 1994.

Andrei Codrescu and Laura Rosenthal, eds. American Poets Say Goodbye to the Twentieth Century. 4 Walls, 8 Windows, 1996.

Leonard Schwartz, Joseph Donahue, and Edward Halsey Foster, eds. Primary Trouble: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. Talisman Books, 1996.

David Gilbert and Karl Roeseler, eds. 2000 And What? Stories about the Turn of the Millennium. Trip Street Press, 1996.

James Tate and David Lehman, eds. The Best American Poetry 1997. Scribner, 1997.

Steve Clay and Rodney Phillips. A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing, 1960–1980. Granary Books/The New York Public Library, 1998.

Wang Ping, ed. The New Generation: Poets from China Today. Hanging Loose, 1999.

Ken Foster, The KGB Bar Reader. Morrow, 1999.

Stephen Berg, David Bonanno, and Arthur Vogelsang, eds. The Body Electric: America’s Best Poetry from The American Poetry Review. Norton, 1999.

David Gilbert and Karl Roeseler, eds. Here Lies. Trip Street Press, 2000.

William Corbett, Michael Gizzi, Joseph Torra, eds. The Blind See Only This World: Poems for John Wieners. Granary Books, 2000.

Christopher Edgar and Gary Lenhart, eds. The Teachers & Writers Guide to Classic American Literature. Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2001.

Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians, eds. Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets. Melville House, 2002.

Robert Creeley and David Lehman, eds. The Best American Poetry 2002. Scribner, 2002.

Yusef Komunyakaa and David Lehman, eds. The Best American Poetry 2003. Scribner, 2003.

Donald Breckenridge, ed. The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology. Hanging Loose, 2006.

Lytle Shaw, eds. Nineteen Lines: A Drawing Center Anthology. The Drawing Center/Roof Books, 2007.

Donald Breckenridge, ed. The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology 2. Rail Editions, 2013.

Larry Fagin, ed. Like Musical Instruments: 83 Contemporary American Poets. Broadstone Books, 2014.

Jenni Quilter. New York School Painters & Poets: Neon in Daylight. Rizzoli, 2014.

Jarrett Earnest and Isabelle Sorrell, eds. For Bill, Anything: Images and Text for Bill Berkson. Pressed Wafer, 2015.

Joel Allegretti, ed. Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. NYQ Books, 2015.

Michael Boughn, et al. eds. Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance. Spuyten Duyvil, 2016.

Douglas Messerli, ed. The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 21st Century: Selected Contemporary American Poets. Green Integer, 2017.

Vincent Katz, ed. Readings in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology. DIA Art Foundation, 2017.

Anselm Berrigan, ed. What is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know): Interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter (1983–2009). Wave Books, 2017.


Poetry, fiction and criticism have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Green Integer Review, Conjunctions, The Mississippi Review, Van Gogh’s Ear, The Brooklyn Rail, Fence, The Columbia Poetry Review, First Intensity, The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, Cover, Transfer, Poetry, The American Book Review, Vanitas, The Boston Phoenix, River Styx, Long News, Shiny, 6 x 6, The World, This, Talisman, Pequod, Shark, Pressed Wafer, Lingo, Notus, Art & Literature, Fire Exit, The Germ, Shark, The Five Fingers Review, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Poetry New York, Big Sky, Adventures in Poetry, New World Journal, The Brooklyn Paramount, Downtown Brooklyn, Poems for Sunday and many others.

Mimeo Mimeo #7. The Lewis Warsh issue. 2012.



Lewis Warsh has given readings at UC San Diego, New College (San Francisco), Wayne State University, New York University, Bard College, The Detroit Institute of the Arts, M.I.T., The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The William Carlos Williams Center, The New School, Yale University, Stevens Institute of Technology, School of Visual Arts, San Francisco State College, Barnard, The Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), The Knitting Factory, The Poetry Project, The Bowery Poetry Club, Unnameable Books, DIA Foundation, Zinc Bar, KGB Bar, Molly’s Bookstore, Naropa University, many others.



From 1966 to 1975, Warsh edited and published Angel Hair Magazine and Books, producing over seventy volumes of poetry and fiction by American and English authors. The press received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Massachusetts Council of the Arts, and the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.

Since 1977, Warsh edited and published United Artists Books. United Artists has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

From 1991 to 1994, he edited The World, the literary magazine of The Poetry Project in New York.



Poets Foundation Award, 1971.
CAPS (Creative Artists Public Service) Award in Fiction, 1976.
National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Poetry, 1980.
Editor’s Fellowship Grant from the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1981.
New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, 1988.
Fund for Poetry Grant, 1994
Jerome J. Shestack Prize, The American Poetry Review, 1994.
Fund for Poetry Grant. 2010.