Dolores Hayden


Author's Bio

Exuberance, a book length sequence of persona poems set in the early years of aviation, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Poems have appeared in recent issues of Poetry, Ecotone, The Common, and Yale Review. I’ve been a fellow at VCCA, Djerassi, and the Martha’s Vineyard Writers’ Residency. I also write nonfiction about American places. 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)
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
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New Rochelle, NY
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Last update: Oct 09, 2017