Dorianne Laux

Dorianne Laux

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 AwakeWhat 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.