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 & Prizes

How Small, Confronting Morning (Jacar Press, 2016)
The Grace to Leave (Anhinga Press, 2012)
Still, the Mountain (Paper Kite Press, 2010)
Not Feathers Yet: A Beginner's Guide to the Poetic Life (Backwaters Press, 2007)
Solutions Beginning with A (MB Editions, 2007)
Desire Lines (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2004)
The Rim Benders (Anhinga Press, 2001)
Extranjera (Story Line Press, 1998)
Prizes won: 

Honorary Chancellor, Florida State Poets Association (2016-  )

The Iowa Poetry Prize

two Florida Book Awards,

two NEAs

four Florida state arts fellowships

the Emily Dickinson prize from Poetry Society of America

The New York Quarterly's Madeline Sadin Award

The New England Review's narrative poetry prize

The Southern Poetry Review's narrative poetry prize

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Last update: Mar 27, 2017