Poetry reading by Denise Duhamel | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Poetry reading by Denise Duhamel

October 15, 2010 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

This reading is sponsored by Carlow University’s Division of Humanities, Creative Writing Program, and Women’s Studies Program; the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh; and Chatham University. 

Denise Duhamel was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She received a B.F.A. degree from Emerson College and a M.F.A. degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of numerous books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently Ka-Ching! (University of Pittsburgh, 2009), Two and Two (2005), and Mille et un sentiments (Firewheel Editions, 2005). Her other books currently in print are Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (University of Pittsburgh, 2001), The Star-Spangled Banner, winner of the Crab Orchard Poetry Prize (1999); Kinky (1997); Girl Soldier (1996); and How the Sky Fell (1996). Duhamel has also collaborated with Maureen Seaton on three volumes: Little Novels (Pearl Editions, 2002), Oyl (2000), and Exquisite Politics (Tia Chucha Press, 1997). A winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, she has been anthologized widely, including four volumes of The Best American Poetry (2000, 1998, 1994, and 1993). Duhamel teaches creative writing and literature at Florida International University and lives in Hollywood, Florida.


In response to Duhamel's collection Smile!, Edward Field says, "More than any other poet I know, Denise Duhamel, for all the witty, polished surface of her poems, communicates the ache of human existence."

For more information, please contact: Sarah Williams-Devereux at sewilliams412@carlow.edu or Jan Beatty at beattyjp@carlow.edu.

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