Arda Collins

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Arda Collins is an American poet, and winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition.


Collins worked on public television documentaries from 1997-2003.

Her book It Is Daylight was selected by Louise Glück for the Yale Series of Younger Poets.[1]

She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Glenn Schaeffer Fellow, and the University of Denver, where she received a Ph.D. in poetry.[2][3]

She has taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, New York University, and at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.[4][5] She is currently the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer in Residence at Smith College.[6]

Her poems have been published in journals and magazines including The New Yorker,[7] jubilat, [8]The American Poetry Review,[9] A Public Space[10] and Gutcult.