Geri Doran was born in Kalispell, Montana in 1966. Doran has attended Vassar College, the University of Cambridge, the University of Florida (MFA 1995), and Stanford University, where she held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry. She lives in Eugene, Oregon where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Oregon.
- 2005 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
- 2005 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Fellowship
- 2004 Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award
- 2001 Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University
- 1999 Literary Arts, Inc. Poetry Fellowship
- Resin, poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2005)
- Sanderlings, poems (Tupelo Press, 2011)