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Sharon Dolin

Current City, State, Country

New York, New York, USA

Birth Year

b. 1956

Birth City, State, Country

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Biography

Sharon Dolin is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Imperfect Present (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022) and Manual for Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016). Her fourth book, Burn and Dodge, won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. A 2021 NEA recipient, she is also the author of Hitchcock Blonde: A Cinematic Memoir (Terra Nova Press, 2020) and two books of translation: Book of Minutes (Oberlin College Press, 2019) and Late to the House of Words: Selected Poems by Gemma Gorga (Saturnalia Books, 2021), winner of the Malinda A Markham Translation Prize and shortlisted for the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize. She is Associate Editor at Barrow Street Press and lives in New York City.

Published Works

Poetry
Imperfect Present (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022)
Manual for Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016)
Whirlwind (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)
Burn and Dodge (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008)
Realm of the Possible (Four Way Books, 2004)
Serious Pink (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003; 2015 reissue)
Heart Work (The Sheep Meadow Press, 1995)

Poetry Chapbooks
Entreaty to Indecision (The Center for Book Arts, 2006)
The Seagull (The Center for Book Arts, 2001)
Mistakes (Poetry New York Pamphlet Series, 1999)
Climbing Mount Sinai (Dim Gray Bar Press, 1996)
Mind Lag (Turtle Watch Press, 1982)

Poetry in Translation
Late to the House of Words: Selected Poems by Gemma Gorga (Saturnalia Books, 2021)
Book of Minutes, by Gemma Gorga. Field Translation Series (Oberlin College Press, 2019)

Nonfiction
Hitchcock Blonde: A Cinematic Memoir (Terra Nova Press, 2020)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Associate Editor, Barrow Street Press

Education

Cornell University, B.A. in English, Magna cum laude
U.C. Berkeley, M.A. in English
Cornell University, M.A., Ph.D. in English

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