Dorianne Laux

Poetry

Dorianne Laux's newest poetry collection, Only As The Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems (W.W. Norton, 2019) was selected as a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. She is also the author of The Book of Men (winner of the Paterson Prize)Facts about the Moon (winner of the Oregon Book Award), as well as two collections of poetry from BOA Editions: AwakeWhat We Carry (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Smoke. She is co-author of The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Her work has been translated into many languages and has appeared in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and in The Best American Poetry four times. She has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Laux was recently elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2020. She also serves among the faculty at North Carolina State University.

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Only as the Day Is Long represents a brilliant, daring body of work from one of our boldest contemporary poets, known to bear compassionate and ruthless witness to the mundane.

Katherine Dunn Celebration

With unabashed admiration for our dear, brilliant Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love and soon-to-be released On Cussing, Pacific University MFA in Writing and Tin House Books invite you to a celebration of her life held during the weekend of the AWP Conference & Bookfair.

Dorianne Laux

Only as the Day Is Long (W.W. Norton, 2019) represents a brilliant, daring body of work from one of our boldest and most accomplished contemporary poets, MFA in Writing faculty member Dorianne Laux.

Announcing new publications from MFA faculty members Kwame Dawes, Joseph Millar, Jack Driscoll, and Dorianne Laux.

The Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program will host readings by some of America’s finest writers during its 10-day residency on the Forest Grove Campus. Free and open to the public, the evening readings take place at 7:30 p.m. from Friday, June 17, through Friday, June 24, in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center.