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Dorianne Laux teaches poetry in the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty member of Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program. A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and a recipient of the Paterson Prize, she lives in Raleigh, North mostra'n més Carolina. mostra'n menys

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Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Col·laborador — 774 exemplars
In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet's Portable Workshop (1995) — Pròleg, algunes edicions572 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Col·laborador — 208 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 189 exemplars
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Ten Poems to Say Goodbye (2012) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop (2016) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
27 Views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose & Poetry (2013) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars


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"Forget us. We don't deserve the moon"
My copy of this book is littered with blue sticky notes. So many of Laux's poems speak to me even during these weeks of quarantine when my attention span quivers and fails. The Life of Trees, Little Magnolia, Cello, Tonight I Am in Love...I read them aloud over and over again.
featherbooks | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | May 7, 2024 |
What an excellent and precise storyteller Dorianne Laux is. An infuriatingly good first collection. Particular favorites: "What My Father Told Me," "Quarter to Six," "On the Back Porch," "The Laundromat," "The Garden."
localgayangel | Mar 5, 2024 |
Glad to read someone who influenced my friends so deeply.
Kiramke | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |
Moon in the Window
I wish I could say I was the kind of child
who watched the moon from her window,
would turn toward it and wonder.
I never wondered. I read. Dark signs
that crawled toward the edge of the page.
It took me years to grow a heart
from paper and glue. All I had
was a flashlight, bright as the moon,
a white hole blazing beneath the sheets.

I don't know how to review this? There is just so much good here. She dives into her own life and comes up with these beautiful words spilling out, and she just keeps reaching into her own chest, pulling them out, memory after memory, moment after moment, a life lived before our eyes in word and image. She writes about love and sex and it does not annoy me; it delights. That's almost the highest praise I can give to a poet. She loves books and language and it shows. She writes from a place of sorrow and brokenness and yet also boldness and joy and health. I am delighted to see she just had a retrospective collection come out (one of those 'new and selected poems' things), but I really do think I will also be gathering up all her poems, myself, just for me. Mine, mine, mine. All to keep. All to take out from time to time and savor again. All to tell you you really need these poems in your life, too.

… (més)
amyotheramy | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | May 11, 2021 |


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