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Dorianne Laux

Author's Bio

Dorianne Laux’s most recent books of poems are The Book of Men (2011) and Facts about the Moon (2007). Laux is also author of Awake, What We Carry, finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, and Smoke, as well as two fine small press editions, Superman: The Chapbook and Dark Charms, both from Red Dragonfly Press. Co-author of The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry, Laux teaches at Tinhouse, the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. Her poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Dutch, Afrikkans and Brazilian Portuguese and her selected works, In a Room with a Rag in my Hand, have been translated into Arabic by Camel/Kalima Press. Recent poems appear in The American Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Cerise Press, Margie, Orion, The Seattle Review, Tin House, The Valparaiso Review and Poetry Everywhere, highlights from The Dodge Poetry Festival. She and her husband, poet Joseph Millar, moved to Raleigh in 2008 where she teaches poetry in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.

Publications and Prizes

Awake (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013), The Book of Men (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011), Facts About the Moon (W. W. Norton & Company, 2005), Smoke (BOA Editions Limited, 2000), The Poet's Companion (W. W. Norton & Company, 1997), What We Carry (BOA Editions Limited, 1994)
Dark Charms (Red Dragonfly Press, 2013), Superman: The Chapbook (Red Dragonfly Press, 2013)
American Poetry Review, Five Points, Kenyon Review, Ms., Orion, Ploughshares, Southern Review, The Seattle Review, Tin House, TriQuarterly, Zyzzyva
Best American Poetry (2006)
Two Best American Poetry Prizes, Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Fellowship, the Oregon Book Award, Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize (short-listed), National Book Critic's Award (finalist)

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Listing last updated: May 3, 2011

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