Denise Duhamel

Denise Duhamel

Fellow: Awarded 2014
Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Florida International University

Denise Duhamel’s most recent book of poetry, Blowout (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Her other volumes include Ka-Ching! (Pittsburgh, 2009), Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005), Mille et un Sentiments (Firewheel Editions, 2005), Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001), and A Star-Spangled Banner (Southern Illinois UP, 1999), winner of the Crab Orchard Award Series for Poetry. She has collaborated with numerous poets, composers, and visual artists, and is co-editor (with Maureen Seaton and David Trinidad) of Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry.  She served as the guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2013.

Her books published abroad include Reina por un día (translated into Spanish by Rossana Alvarez) by Ediciones Recovecos in Cordoba, Argentina in 2013; Afortunada de mí (translated into Spanish by Dagmar Buchholz and David González) by Bartleby Editores in Madrid in 2008; and Barbieland (translated into German by Ron Winkler) by SuKulTuR Press in Berlin in 2005.

A professor of English at Florida International University in Miami, she has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Puffin Foundation, and Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust for Theater.  She lives in Hollywood, Florida.


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