Dorianne Laux

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Dorianne Laux
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Born (1952-01-10) January 10, 1952 (age 68)
Augusta, Maine
OccupationPoet, professor
Alma materMills College
Notable worksThe Book of Men (2011), Facts about the Moon (2005), What We Carry (1994)
SpouseJoseph Millar

Dorianne Laux (born January 10, 1952 in Augusta, Maine) is an American poet.


Laux worked as a sanatorium cook, a gas station manager, and a maid before receiving a B.A. in English from Mills College in 1988.[1]

Laux taught at the University of Oregon. She is a professor at North Carolina State University’s creative writing program, and the MFA in Writing Program at Pacific University.[2] She is also a contributing editor at The Alaska Quarterly Review.

Her work appeared in American Poetry Review, Five Points, Kenyon Review, Ms., Orion, Ploughshares,[3] Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Zyzzyva.[4] She has also appeared in online journals such as Web Del Sol.[5]

Laux lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, poet Joseph Millar.[2] She has one daughter.[5]



  • Awake. introduced by Philip Levine. BOA Editions. 1990. ISBN 978-0-918526-76-2.CS1 maint: others (link) re-issued by Eastern Washington University Press
  • What We Carry. BOA Editions. 1994. ISBN 978-1-880238-07-3.
  • Smoke. BOA Editions. 2000. ISBN 978-1-880238-86-8.
  • Facts about the Moon. W. W. Norton & Company. 2005. ISBN 978-0-393-32962-9.
  • Superman: The Chapbook Red Dragonfly Press January 2008[1]
  • Dark Charms Red Dragonfly Press 2010
  • The Book of Men: Poems. W. W. Norton. 28 February 2011. ISBN 978-0-393-07955-5.
  • The Book of Women, Red Dragonfly Press 2012 ISBN 9781937693046
  • Ce que nous portons, Translation of What We Carry by Hélène Cardona, Editions du Cygne 2014 ISBN 978-2-84924-377-0[7][8]
  • Only As the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems, W. W. Norton 2019 ISBN 978-0393652338[9]



As editor[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Dorianne Laux". The Academy of American Poets. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Core Faculty". Pacific University. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dorianne Laux". Author Detail. Ploughshares. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Dorianne Laux". Directory of Writers. Poets & Writers. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Dorianne Laux". Web Del Sol. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Dorianne Laux". Writers' Corner. National Endowment for the Arts. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "Reviewed by Vincent Motard-Avargues in La Cause Littéraire".
  8. ^ "Interviewed by Hélène Cardona in Plume".
  9. ^ "Reviewed by Andrew Jarvis in New York Journal of Books".

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