Sharon Dolin

Author's Bio

Sharon Dolin is the author of six poetry books, most recently: Manual for Living, Whirlwind, and Burn and Dodge, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. She has been awarded the 2013 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, selected by Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Sharon Dolin lives in New York City where she teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and Poets House, directs The Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition, and directs the Writing About Art in Barcelona poetry workshop. Her aphorism sequences have been published in Hotel Amerika, Seneca Review, Fourth Genre, American Poet, The Kenyon Review Online, and Denver Quarterly. She is currently at work on a cinematic memoir entitled Hitchcock Blonde: Reading My Life Through Alfred Hitchcock’s Movies.

Publications and Prizes

Burn and Dodge
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008)
, Climbing Mount Sinai
(Dim Gray Bar Press, 1996)
, Heart Work
(Sheep Meadow Press, 1995)
, Manual for Living
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016)
, Mistakes
(Poetry New York, 1999)
, Realm of the Possible
(Four Way Books, 2004)
, Serious Pink
(Marsh Hawk Press, 2003)
, Whirlwind
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)
American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, Jacket, Kenyon Review, New American Writing, New Republic, Ploughshares
Prizes Won: 
2007 AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry for the collection Burn and Dodge Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, 2013

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Brooklyn, NY
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Last updated: Mar 15, 2016