Episode #44 features Dorianne Laux and her recent recent new and selected collection, Only as the Day Is Long. Dorianne was interviewed in issue #8 of Rattle and has also appeared in issue #25 and Poets Respond.
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.
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This Week's Prompt:
With your eyes closed, open any book to a random page. Make the title of your poem the first word you see.
Next Week's Prompt:
Write a poem based on your most recent dream. Must not use adjectives or adverbs.