He is the author of more than eighteen books, often assuming historical personae in his works. Dubie's poetry has been included in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, FIELD, and Blackbird, an online journal of literature and the arts.
A recipient of numerous fellowships (including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ingram Merrill Foundation) and awards, Dubie is a graduate of Goddard College and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He teaches in the graduate Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University, in Tempe, Arizona, where he is Regents Professor of English.
The Tucson-based band Calexico have stated that Dubie's poetry was very influential on their album Carried to Dust, particularly the song "Two Silver Trees".
- Selected & New Poems (1986) ISBN 978-0-393-30140-3
- Groom Falconer (1990) ISBN 0-393-30570-8
- Radio Sky (1992) ISBN 978-0-393-30852-5
- The Mercy Seat : Collected and New Poems 1967-2001 (Copper Canyon Press, 2001) ISBN 1-55659-212-4
- Ordinary Mornings of a Coliseum (Copper Canyon Press, 2004) ISBN 1-55659-213-2
- The Insomniac Liar of Topo (Copper Canyon Press, 2007)
- The Volcano (Copper Canyon Press, 2010)
- The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets
- The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry
- David Walker, ed. (2006). American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets. Oberlin College Press. ISBN 978-0-932440-28-0.
- The Norman Dubie Papers are housed at the University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives.
- The Spirit Tablets at Goa Lake
- Norman Dubie's poem "Gotterdammerung" in Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts (25.1).
- Brief biography