Sharon Dolin

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Translator

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, as well as a book of prose poems she translated from Catalan by Gemma Gorga entitled Book of Minutes. Her most recent book is a prose memoir entitled Hitchcock Blonde. 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 is Associate Editor of Barrow Street Press and directs Writing About Art in Barcelona, a creative writing workshop. She has just completed a manuscript of aphorism sequences, which have been published in Hotel Amerika, Seneca Review, Fourth Genre, American Poet, The Kenyon Review Online, and Denver Quarterly. 

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Hitchcock Blonde: A Cinematic Memoir (Terra Nova Press, 2020)


Manual for Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016)
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Burn and Dodge (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008)
Realm of the Possible (Four Way Books, 2004)
Serious Pink (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003)
Mistakes (Poetry New York, 1999)
Climbing Mount Sinai (Dim Gray Bar Press, 1996)
Heart Work (Sheep Meadow Press, 1995)
American Letters & Commentary
Barrow Street
Kenyon Review
New American Writing
New Republic


Book of Minutes by Gemma Gorga, translated from the Catalan (Oberlin College Press, 2019)
Prizes won: 

1985-86 Fulbright Scholar

2007 AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry for the collection Burn and Dodge

2011 Pushcart Prize

2013 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress

2016 PEN Heim Translation Grant

2019 Institut Ramon Llull Translation Grant

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Fluent in: 
Italian, Spanish
Born in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: Aug 12, 2020