Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
|Alma mater||Creighton University;
San Francisco State University
Carol Muske-Dukes (born 1945 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States) is an American poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and professor, and the former poet laureate of California (2008–2011). Her most recent book of poetry, Sparrow (Random House, 2003), chronicling the love and loss of Muske-Dukes’ late husband, actor David Dukes, was a National Book Award finalist.
She received B.A. English from Creighton University in 1967, and her M.A. in 1970 from the San Francisco State University. She has taught in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of California at Irvine, and the University of Virginia. She is one of the founding members of the USC PhD in Creative Writing & Literature, where she currently teaches.
In addition to her seven books of poetry, she has published four novels, the most recent of which, Channeling Mark Twain (2007), is about a woman poet who teaches poetry at a women's detention facility, just as the author herself did and the perspectives she gains from the poetry her students write. Her work has appeared in Antaeus, Ploughshares, Paris Review, and The New Yorker,.
- 1999 Witter Bynner Fellowship
- 1981 Guggenheim Fellowship
- 1979 Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award of the Poetry Society of America
- National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry
- Ingram Merrill grant
- Sparrow: Poems. Random House, Inc. 2004. ISBN 978-0-8129-6748-7.
- Octave Above Thunder. Tandem Library. 1997. ISBN 978-1-4177-0418-7.
- Red trousseau. Viking. 1993. ISBN 978-0-670-84508-8.
- Applause. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1989. ISBN 978-0-8229-3613-8.
- Wyndmere: poems. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1985. ISBN 978-0-8229-3503-2.
- Skylight. Doubleday. 1981.
- Camouflage: poems. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1975.
- Rendezvous with light: A Collection of Poetry and Photographs: Carol Muske-Dukes and Robbie Kreinces (Figueroa Press, 2005)
- Channeling Mark Twain. Random House, Inc. 2008. ISBN 978-0-8129-6749-4.
- Life after death: a novel. Random House. 2001. ISBN 978-0-375-50515-7.
- Saving St. Germ. Viking. 1993. ISBN 978-0-670-84047-2.
- Dear Digby. Viking. 1989. ISBN 978-0-670-82506-6.
- Married to the Icepick Killer: a poet in Hollywood. Random House. 2002. ISBN 978-0-375-50711-3.
- Women & Poetry: Truth, Autobiography, and the Shape of the Self (University of Michigan Press, 1997)
- Michael Collier, Stanley Plumly, eds. (1999). "Oblique Muscle". Title The new Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American poetry. UPNE. ISBN 978-0-87451-950-1.
- David Lehman, Robert Hass, eds. (2001). The Best American Poetry 2001. Scribner poetry. ISBN 978-0-7432-0383-8.
- Billy Collins, ed. (2005). "Passport:A Manifesto". 180 more: extraordinary poems for every day. Random House, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8129-7296-2.
- David Walker, ed. (2006). American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets. Oberlin College Press. ISBN 978-0-932440-28-0.
-  Archived July 26, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Johnson, Pamela J. (2008-11-01). "Carol Muske-Dukes Appointed California Poet Laureate : News : USC Dornsife". College.usc.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
- "Faculty Profile : USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences". College.usc.edu. 2011-04-22. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
- "Carol Muske-Dukes | Academy of American Poets". Poets.org. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
- Kaminski, Margot, 2007 "Prison Poets Give Teacher New Outlook", San Francisco Chronicle, July 15, pp. M1-2.
- "Read By Author | Ploughshares". Pshares.org. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
-  Archived July 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
-  Archived June 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Library of Congress Online Catalog : Carol Muske-Dukes
- National Book Foundation : 2003 National Book Award Finalist: Poetry : Carol Muske-Dukes
- Author Website
- Poetry Foundation : Carol Muske-Dukes
- Random House : Author Page : Carol Muske-Dukes
- Audio: NPR Fresh Air : Interview: Carol Muske-Dukes, Channeling Mark Twain
- Audio: Bookworm : Michael Silverblatt Interviews Carol-Muske-Dukes About Channeling Mark Twain : Dec. 20, 2007
- Good Golly A Review by Carol Muske-Dukes in The New York Times Sunday Book Review : of The House on the Boulevard St. By David Kirby : April 29, 2007
- Robert Peters (1982). Title Review: The great American poetry bake-off, second series. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-8108-1502-5.