Dorianne Laux Elected Chancellor of American Poets

Dorianne Laux was recently elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. This distinction is shared by just 115 poets since the board’s formation in 1946 and includes fellow faculty members Ellen Bass and Kwame Dawes. 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. Fellow Academy Chancellor Marie Howe says of Laux, “She has always been brave, writing into shadowed subjects to shine the light there. Her poems are fierce incantations to staying alive; necessary and indelible.”

Tuesday, March 17, 2020