Dorianne Laux Named Academy of American Poets Chancellor
Pacific University is pleased to announce that Dorianne Laux will be serving on the Board of Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets. This is a distinction shared by just 115 poets since the board was formed in 1946 and includes fellow MFA faculty members Ellen Bass and Kwame Dawes.
As Chancelor, Laux will consult with the organization on matters of artistic programming, act as an ambassador of the poetry world at large, and serve as a judge for the organization’s largest legacy prizes for poets. Laux’s most recent collection is Only As The Day Is Long: New and Selected, published by W.W. Norton in 2019.
Pacific’s MFA in Writing program offers a graduate degree in fiction, nonfiction or poetry that celebrates writing as an art that has the potential to make a difference in the world. Award-wining writers from across the globe work closely with students during an intensive course of study with an emphasis on the creative process and student voice.