Lucie Brock-Broido (born 22 May 1956 in Pittsburgh, PA) is the author of four collections of poetry. She has received many honors, including the Witter-Bynner prize of Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction in Teaching, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Guggenheim fellowship. She was described as an Elliptical Poet by critic Stephen Burt.
Her long narrative poem "Jessica from the Well" tells the story of Jessica McClure being trapped in a well from McClure's point of view, describing her as having a basic understanding of the physical and mythic elements of her situation. It has been reprinted numerous times.
Awards and honors
- Brock-Broido, Lucie (1988). A hunger. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
- — (1995). The master letters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
- Trouble in Mind (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004)
- Stay, Illusion (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)
List of poems
|Noctuary||2013||Brock-Broido, Lucie (April 15, 2013). "Noctuary". The New Yorker. 89 (9): 36–37.|
Critical studies and reviews of Brock-Broido's work
- Chiasson, Dan (October 28, 2013). "The ghost writer : Lucie Brock-Broido's "Stay, Illusion"". The Critics. Books. The New Yorker. 89 (34): 78–79.
- Brock-Broido, Lucie (1988). "Jessica, from the Well". A Hunger. New York: Knopf. ISBN 9780394563374.
- Kirsten Reach (January 14, 2014). "NBCC finalists announced". Melville House Publishing. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- "Announcing the National Book Critics Awards Finalists for Publishing Year 2013". National Book Critics Circle. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- Random House, The Borzoi Reader 
- "Little Industry of Ghosts" by Lucie Brock-Broido in Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts (26.1)
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