D. A. Powell

D. A. Powell

Fellow: Awarded 2011

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Website: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/1136

D. A. Powell is the author of five collections of poetry. His books Cocktails and Chronic were both finalists for the Publishing Triangle and the National Book Critics Circle awards. Along with David Trinidad and a cast of hundreds, he is the co-author of By Myself: An Autobiography (Turtle Point, 2009). Powell’s honors have included fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the James Michener Foundation, as well as a Pushcart Prize, the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. In 2010, he received the Kingsley Tufts Prize from Claremont University. D. A. Powell’s work appears in numerous anthologies, including Norton’s American Hybrids, Legitimate Dangers: Poets of the New Century and Best American Poetry 1998. His recent poems appear in Kenyon Review, Granta, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Powell has taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa’s Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and New England College, as well as serving as Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Poetry at Harvard University. Powell's most recent book is Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys.