Dorianne Laux’s fifth collection, The Book of Men, was awarded The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems, Facts About the Moon won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also the author of AwakeWhat We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; as well as a fine small press edition, The Book of Women She is the co-author of the celebrated text The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry.  Laux teaches poetry in the  Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty of Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program.

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