Dorianne Laux


Dorianne Laux's newest poetry collection, Only As The Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems, was published by W.W. Norton in 2019. 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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