Dorianne Laux

Dorianne Laux’s most recent books of poems are The Book of Men (2011), winner of the Paterson Prize, and Facts about the Moon (2007), recipient of the Oregon Book Award and shortlisted for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also author of Awake, What We Carry, Smoke, The Book of Women, and Dark Charms. Coauthor of The Poet’s Companion, she teaches poetry at Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program and in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.

  • The cover to Only as the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems by Dorianne Laux
    New York. W. W. Norton. 2019. 128 pages. This newest collection by Dorianne Laux includes selections from her five previous books of poetry and thirty-two pages of new poetry, some of her best to date...
  • When I was young and had to rise at 5 a.m.I did not look at the lamplight slicingthrough the blinds and say: Once againI have survived the night. I did not raisemy two hands to my face and whisper:Thi...

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