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The Blood-Jet Writing Hour" Radio Show with Rachelle Cr

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Join Rachelle as she talks to Dorianne Laux Biography A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, DORIANNE LAUX's fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon (W.W. Norton), is the recipient of the Oregon Book Award, chosen by Ai. It was also short-listed for the 2006 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for the most outstanding book of poems published in the United States and chosen by the Kansas City Star as a noteworthy book of 2005. Laux is also author of three collections of poetry from BOA Editions, Awake (1990) introduced by Philip Levine, recently reprinted by Eastern Washington University Press, What We Carry (1994) and Smoke (2000). Superman: The Chapbook was released by Red Dragonfly Press in January, 2008. Co-author of The Poet's Companion, she's the recipient of two Best American Poetry Prizes, a Best American Erotic Poems Prize, a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work has appeared in the Best of the American Poetry Review, The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and Best of the Net, and she's a frequent contributor to magazines as various as the New York Quarterly, Orion, Ms. Magazine and on-line journals. Laux has waited tables and written poems in San Diego, Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Petaluma, California, and as far north as Juneau, Alaska. For the last 13 years she has taught at the University of Oregon in Eugene and since 2004, as core faculty at Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program. Her summers are spent teaching poetry workshops at Esalen in Big Sur, Spoleto, Italy and Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. In fall of 2008 she and her husband, poet Joseph Millar, will move to Raleigh where she will join the faculty at North Carolina State University as a Poet-in-Residence.