Denise Duhamel

Art Discipline: 
Hollywood, FL
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jul 28, 2008 to Aug 22, 2008

Denise's most recent book Two and Two (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005) is winner of Binghamton University's Milt Kessler Book Award. Her other titles include Mille et un Sentiments (Firewheel, 2005); Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001); The Star-Spangled Banner (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999); and Kinky (Orchises Press, 1997). She co-edited, with Maureen Seaton and David Trinidad, Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (Soft Skull, 2007). Duhamel has read her work on NPR and as a featured poet on the PBS special "Fooling with Words," hosted by Bill Moyers. A recipient of an NEA Fellowship, she is an associate professor at Florida International University in Miami. William D. Waltz, in Rain Taxi, writes "As I read her work...I feel like I'm taking a sneak peek at the future: Duhamel hints at a poetry that transcends irony and alienation. There's plenty of both here, but she's busy working them over...pushing so hard that the next step may be beyond what is known."