Dolores Hayden


Author's Bio

Exuberance, a book length sequence of poems set in the early years of aviation, was published by Red Hen Press in 2019, and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award and for the Foreword Indies Poetry Award. Poems have appeared in recent issues of Poetry, Ecotone, The Common, and Yale Review. I’ve been a poetry fellow at VCCA and Djerassi. I write nonfiction about American places, including The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History. As a professor at Yale University I taught “Poets’ Landscapes.”

Publications & Prizes

The Best American Poetry 2009 (Scribner, 2009)
Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2008)
Exuberance (Red Hen Press, 2019)
Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (David Robert Books, 2010)
American Yard (David Robert Books, 2004)
American Scholar
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Yale Review
Prizes won: 

Poetry Society of America: The Writer/Emily Dickinson Award; New England Poetry Club: Boyle/Farber Award, Barbara Bradley Award, and Firman Houghton Award; Best American Poetry 2009. Fellowships from NEA, Guggenheim, Radcliffe Institute.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Elizabeth Bishop

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New York, NY
New York
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New Rochelle, NY
New York
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Last update: May 03, 2021