Guest Editor
The Best American Poetry 2013

  Denise DuhamelDenise Duhamel was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1961. Her books of poetry include Blowout (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), 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 University Press, 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. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry nine times in all beginning with Louise Glück’s selection of her poem “Feminism” for the 1993 volume. Her books published abroad include 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 received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Puffin Foundation, and The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust for Theater. An off-off-Broadway production of a theater piece How the Sky Fell (based on her chapbook of the same name) ran in 1997; American Doll (based on her book Kinky) has been produced from 1993 onward at various venues in New York City and Washington, DC, and several colleges including Iowa State University, Penn State University, Alfred University, and Lycoming College. She has received residencies at Civitella Ranieri (Umbertide, Italy), Fundación Valparaíso (Almeria, Spain), and Le Château de Lavigny, Maison d'ecrivains (Lausanne, Switzerland). She lives in Hollywood, Florida.

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