Dorianne Laux’s most recent collection, The Book of Men, is the winner of The Paterson Prize and her fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon, won The Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of Awake; What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; as well as two fine small press editions: Superman: The Chapbook and Dark Charms. She co-authored the celebrated text The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Among her awards are two Best American Poetry Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Laux's poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Brazilian Portuguese. Widely anthologized in America, 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 then US Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz to read at the Library of Congress. Laux directs the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty member at Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program.