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  • "My dear friend, how sad I was to learn of your passing. ..."
    - Wendy Brown
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CHASIN--Helen S., was born in New York on July 23, 1938, and attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn and Radcliffe College. Her first book of poetry won the Yale Younger Poets prize in 1968. Ms. Chasin was an inspiring and impassioned teacher of writing, co-founding The Writers Community in Manhattan in 1976. In her later years, she split her time between Rockport, Massachusetts and New York City. Chasin loved food, art and literature, travel, gardening, and her friends--and she loved to hate Nixon and the subway system. She died in her Manhattan home in early June, and is survived by Dana James Chasin and Alexandra Chasin. Please contact them for information about a private memorial gathering.

Published in The New York Times on June 12, 2015