Lola Haskins

8411 SW 46th Lane
Gainesville, FL 32608

Author's Bio

I believe in risk so I change styles periodically. I want to learn everything I can about every subject I can. I believe poetry and music are the same thing, which is why I've been presenting my poetry from memory since the early 1970s. There is nothing I enjoy more than finding another poem-- by someone else-- that changes everything.

Publications and Prizes

Desire Lines
(BOA Editions Limited, 2004)
, Extranjera
(Story Line Press, 1998)
, How Small, Confronting Morning
(Jacar Press, 2016)
, Hunger
(University of Iowa Press, 1993)
, Not Feathers Yet: A Beginner's Guide to the Poetic Life
(Backwaters Press, 2007)
, Solutions Beginning with A
(MB Editions, 2007)
, Still, the Mountain
(Paper Kite Press, 2010)
, The Grace to Leave
(Anhinga Press, 2012)
, The Rim Benders
(Anhinga Press, 2001)
Atlantic Monthly, Beloit Poetry Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Georgia Review, Kalliope, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review
Prizes Won: 
Honorary Chancellor, Florida State Poets Association (2016-  )The Iowa Poetry Prizetwo Florida Book Awards,two NEAsfour Florida state arts fellowshipsthe Emily Dickinson prize from Poetry Society of AmericaThe New York Quarterly's Madeline Sadin AwardThe New England Review's narrative poetry prizeThe Southern Poetry Review's narrative poetry prize

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Love She tries it on, like a dress. She decides it doesn't fit and starts to take it off. Her skin comes, too.
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Last updated: Mar 27, 2017