Dorianne Laux’s sixth collection, Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems was named a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Her 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.
“Another splendid new one by one of our best, who never stops paying attention, and is never unwilling, and summons from her readers unwavering trust.” — Mark Doty
“Dorianne Laux is one of those poets I turn to again and again for cradling beauty and darkness so close together in a poem.” — Aimee Nezhukumatathil
“In a vast ocean of too-much-to -read out there, I can always find an island of sanity in her work and, within individual poems, always, always spots of light and breath and truth.” — Lia Purpura