Poetry with Dorianne Laux

Spend each morning workshop (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) with Dorianne Laux and a group of between 5 and 12 other poets.  Each participant will submit up to 5 poems (not more than 10 pages) for review by the workshop group.  The workshop will focus on poetic craft and is meant for poets intending to publish their work.  The workshop meets four mornings (Mon.-Thurs.) and each participant will receive focused feedback from the group on their poems.  Workshop packets with all submissions will be available for online download after July 15th.  Optional participant readings will be held.


Photo Credit: PBS

Photo Credit: PBS

DORIANNE LAUX’s fifth collection, The Book of Men, was awarded The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems, Facts About the Moon won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also the author of Awake; What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; as well as a fine small press edition, The Book of Women.  She is the co-author of the celebrated text The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry.  Laux teaches poetry in the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty of Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program.

Widely anthologized, her work has appeared in the Best of APR, The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and The Best of the Net. In 2001, she was invited by late Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz to read at the Library of Congress. Her poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Dutch, Afrikaans and Brazilian Portuguese, and her selected works, In a Room with a Rag in my Hand, have been translated into Arabic by Camel/Kalima Press. In 2014 singer/songwriter Joan Osborne adapted her poem, “The Shipfitter’s Wife” and set it to music on her newest release, “Love and Hate”. Ce que nous portons (What We Carry,) translated by Helene Cardona, has just been published by Editions du Cygne Press, Paris. She directs the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is founding faculty of Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program.

 


"Each poem in The Book of Men is a world we pulse in & out of, each makes us aware of a distant music we never paid attention to before, each makes us aware of own bodies, as we hold the book, as we absorb her music, holding the stuff of the world in our hands. The poetry of Dorianne Laux is essential." —Nick Flynn