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Semezdin Mehmedinović
Sharon Olds
Charles Simic
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Dorianne Laux
Dorianne Laux

Dorianne Laux was born in Augusta, Maine, in 1952. She worked as a sanatorium cook, a gas station manager, a maid, and a donut holer before receiving a B.A. in English from Mills College in 1988. Laux is the author of three collections of poetry: Smoke (BOA Editions, 2000), What We Carry (1994), and Awake (1990). With Kim Addonizio, she is the co-author of The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (1997). Among her awards are a Pushcart Prize, an Editor's Choice III Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Laux is an Associate Professor at the University of Oregon's Program in Creative Writing.

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