Dora Malech

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Dora Malech
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Born (1981-09-04) September 4, 1981 (age 35)
New Haven
Citizenship American
Alma mater Yale University;
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop
Genre Poetry

Dora Malech (born September 4, 1981 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American poet.


She grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. Malech earned a BA in Fine Arts from Yale University in 2003 and received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2005.[1] She has since taught writing at the University of Iowa; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Kirkwood Community College; Augustana College; and Saint Mary's College of California.

She lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where she coordinates the Iowa Youth Writing Project.[2]


Malech’s first full-length collection of poetry, Shore Ordered Ocean, was published in 2009 by the Waywiser Press.[3] The Cleveland State University Poetry Center published her second collection, Say So, in 2010.[4]

She has received for her poetry includes a 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship[5] from the Poetry Foundation and a residency fellowship at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy.

Her poems have appeared additionally in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies including The New Yorker, Poetry, Best New Poets, Poetry London, and The Yale Review.



  • Malech, Dora (1999). Inside & elsewhere : poems (Chapbook). Argonne Hotel Press. 
  • Shore Ordered Ocean Waywiser Press, 2009, ISBN 9781904130390
  • Say So, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2010, ISBN 9781880834923

List of poems[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
To the you of ten years ago, now 2013 Malech, Dora (May 6, 2013). "To the you of ten years ago, now". The New Yorker. 89 (12): 36. 


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