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UPDATED: December 7 , 2016
Carol Muske-Dukes
carolmd@usc.edu
www.carolmuskedukes.com (website)
UPDATE: 2016
http://dornsife.usc.edu/videos/featured/166/a-life-of-poetry/
Admissions committee, Phd Program in CW/Lit, ongoing

Course development: “A Tour of the Imagination” in conjunction with the new Broad museum:

http://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/2354/a-tour-of-the-imagination-art-inspires-graduate-poetry-at-the-br/.
Grant ($1000) awarded to my course from Provost & deans’ office to publish a book of student poems
Development of a Graduate Certificate in Science Writing – in progress with Dept. of English
Publications, 2016:

Ninth book of poems, BLUE ROSE, forthcoming, from Penguin, Penguin Poets, late 2017
Paris Review – Interview with Carol Muske-Dukes, EBSCO worldwide

Paris Review - http://www.theparisreview.org/search?q=Carol+Muske-Dukes
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/academy+of+american+poets+-+Poem+a+Day/15863a05c6d72fe7

Academy of American Poets, “Wildfire Moon” + commentary CMD – Nov. 14, 2016


April 14, 2016, “Live/Die”, poem in NYTimes Magazine
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/t-magazine/nari-ward-carol-muske-dukes-art-poem.html


Upcoming 2016 reviews in LA Times, Huffington Post. For LA Times Books: review of Jane Mead & Daniel Borzutsky. For Huffington Post: Rita Dove, Robert Pinsky, Elizabeth Metzger, Phillis Levin, Jeredith Merrin.
Huffington Post, Op Ed, “Foreclosing on Trump”, Oct. 25, 2016
Huffington Post, Op Ed, “Vote for President Oprah, 2020”, Nov. 21, 2016

AWP (Associated Writing Programs,) Panel & reading, April, 2016
Poetry Reading, at UC IRVINE, MFA program, May 19, 2016 + Master Class with UC Irvine MFA students

Gale Force”, column, Huffington Post, Sept. 9, 2015


Film, “Some Say Sappho” – in progress – working with producers and director, etc.
Terry Gross interview, NPR - updated
“Carol Muske-Dukes & the Art of Empathy”, Critical essay by Debra Nystrom, Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer, 2015
Two staged readings of my play, “I Married the Icepick Killer” in NYC –
First reading at Howl Happening Gallery/Theater, Sept. 11, 2015 –
Second reading at Stella Adler Studio Center (affiliated, NYU Tisch Arts), December 17, 2015

Showcase of play at Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY – March, 2016

Conferences: MLA, Presenting Panel, “Creative Writing & Academia” January 8, 2015, Vancouver
University of North Dakota, March 24- March 28, 2015 lecture, panel, reading, featured writer w Gish Jen, Bonnie Jo Campbell
Associated Writing Programs, April 8-12, 2015, Minneapolis Conventional Center, panel & participant,

Pink Tuxedos, Singing Great Poems with U.S. poet laureate,

Rita Dove, etc.

TV appearance, Fox 9 Morning News, KMSP, Mpls./St. Paul –

Discussing AWP & USC CW/Lit phd program
Poetry Reading, KGB, New York City, Feb. 23rd, 2015

Also, talk with John Lithgow Feb. 22nd – at Golden Theatre, B’way

Memorial Reading, for Carolyn Kizer, Hugo House, Seattle, Washington, January 17, 2015 with Tess Gallagher, etc.

Mark Strand’s 80th birthday reading at the New School, NYC – reader with Jorie Graham and U.S Poet Laureate Charles Wright – NYC, Oct. 9, 2014 – for Academy and PSA


Reading of my new play, “I Married the Icepick Killer” with Christopher Durang, March, 2014
Publications:

The Boston Review (essay) “Zero at the Boner”, Sept. 10, 2014

Interview with Carol Muske-Dukes, The Paris Review, Spring 2014 & on-line

Kenyon Review, (poem: “Mayhem”) Yale Review, (poem:

“Orphanage” (2015)
The Paris Review, (poem: “No Hands”)

Smithsonian Magazine, “Mark Twain’s Dream”, Spring, 2014

Poems in anthologies: “Monticello” in University of Virginia poetry anthology of same name, forthcoming 2016

Los Angeles poetry anthology, ed. by Lummis, poems,

2015
Poems in Paperback edition, Penguin’s 20th C. American Poetry anthology, ed. Rita Dove,
The New Yorker, Page Turner, essay, “John Cheever at Sing Sing”, 2014
Several L.A. Times “round-up” poetry reviews – (I am poetry columnist for LA Times) published, 2014, 2015

i.e. March 15, 2014, Poetry reviews, CMD

or March 6, 2015

or 8/15/13 – review of David Rakoff, in verse


Many Huffington Post reviews and essays. 2014-2015

L.A. Times, Mark Strand, memorial tribute, November 30,

2014

Science Writing Master’s Degree – approval for at Dornsife

Book House project w Catherine Q. – Mayor’s Office
L.A. Times Op Ed – March 24, 2014, “Welcome Professor Bieber”
L.A. Times, Mark Strand, memorial tribute, Nov. 25, 2014

A & E Biography Channel, Carol Muske-Dukes on Robert

Frost – 2014
Pasadena Central Library, “The Voice of Women in American Poetry”, Aug. 7, 2014 – participant, main reader with Maggie Nelson

BOOK SIGNING – at LAX – at Hudson News (where my name is on a banner over the shop) and reading, April 17, 2014

Poetry reading, Hotchkiss School, Connecticut, Sept. 25, 2013 – on YOUTUBE: Carol Muske-Dukes/Hotchkiss

Academy of American Poets, Poem-a-Day, “Failure to Thrive”, Aug. 7, 2014


Completion: new book of poems – to Penguin, editor Paul

Slovak – Title: A Former Love, a Lover of Form. 2015
L.A. Times Book Festival, 2015 – reading and panel
Reading: Seattle, Elliott Bay Books, Sept. 2014, with Sophie Cabot Black

CW/Lit PhD committees: Chair, Corinna Schroeder, poetry

Scott Reding, Chair, poetry

Safiya Sinclair, poetry

Mary-Alice Daniel, poetry

Judge (annual) for David Coleman Dukes acting scholarship @ USC School of Dramatic Arts, (founder of scholarship w John Lithgow and others) May 8, 2015

Editor (& introduction) to a book of prose vignettes about growing up on the Dakota plains during the Great Depression, WYNDMERE WIND-ROWS, by Elsie Kuchera Muske – published by Figueroa Press, 2013 on Amazon

2014: PUBLICATION OPEN ROAD MEDIA, Electronic Book Publishers, NYC –have obtained six of my 15 books (poems, novels, essays) in 2014 - published top picks (others already e-books on Amazon, etc.)



BOOK PUBLICATIONS: Poetry

(as Carol Muske and Carol Muske-Dukes)

BLUE ROSE, Penguin, (Penguin Poets Series), forthcoming
TWIN CITIES, Penguin, (Penguin Poets Series) June, 2011

Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award, 2012, Midwest Pick Award

CROSSING STATE LINES: an American Renga, co-edited w Bob Holman, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux,

2011


THE MAGICAL POETRY BLIMP PILOT’S GUIDE, Figueroa Press,, co-edited
SPARROW, Random House, 2004 – paperback publication

NYT review, National Book Award Finalist

SPARROW, Random House, 2003

(second printing, December, 2003) National Book Award Finalist, 2003

New Yorker, Books from Our Pages, 2003

AN OCTAVE ABOVE THUNDER*, Selected and New Poems, Viking/Penguin, October,

1997(Selected and New Poems, hardcover from Carnegie-Mellon Press, 1997 – reprinted in Carnegie Classics)
RED TROUSSEAU, Viking/Penguin, 1993
APPLAUSE, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989
WYNDMERE, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985
SKYLIGHT, Doubleday & Co., 1981

(reprinted in the Contemporary Classics Series, Carnegie-Mellon Press, 19


CAMOUFLAGE, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1975
Many listed NYTimes Most Notable Books and reviewed NYTBR reviews,

scores of other reviews


BOOK PUBLICATIONS: Fiction (As Carol Muske-Dukes)
CHANNELING MARK TWAIN, Random House, July, 2007

CHANNELING MARK TWAIN, paperback, August 19, 2008


LIFE AFTER DEATH*, Random House, 2001 (Novel)
LIFE AFTER DEATH, (paperback) 2002
SAVING ST. GERM*, Viking/Penguin, 1993 (Novel)
SAVING ST. GERM, (Penguin paperback) 1995

DEAR DIGBY*, Viking/Penguin Inc., 1989 (Novel)


DEAR DIGBY (paperback), Washington Sq. Press, 1991

*New York Times “Most Notable” rating, reviews in NYT, LA Times, Washington Post, Wall St. Journal, Chicago Tribune, SLATE, New Yorker, LA Magazine, etc. etc.


Book Interviews with TERRI GROSS and MICHAEL SILVERBLATT, MORNING EDITION, NPR, “On Point”, NPR

BOOK PUBLICATIONS: Essays --Criticism
WOMEN & POETRY: TRUTH, AUTO BIOGRAPHY AND THE SHAPE OF THE SELF -- “POETS ON POETRY” Series, ed. by David Lehman, University of Michigan Press, June, 1997

NY Times Most Notable Book


MARRIED TO THE ICEPICK KILLER: A POET IN HOLLYWOOD, essays, Random House, 2002 (most essays reprinted from New York Times Book Review, Bookend section, New York Times Magazine, New York Times Op Ed page, or LA Times Book Review)

(Listed Best Books of 2002, San Francisco Chronicle)


New York Times Most Notable Books – listed several books

EDUCATION:
B.A., 1967, English: Creighton University
M.A., 1970, English: California State University San Francisco (English/Creative Writing)

Founding Director, PhD Program in Literature and Creative Writing, University of Southern Calif., Retention appt. – 1999 (Dean Morty Shapiro) Established all aspects of this doctoral program, university committee approval, catalogue, etc.




RECENT AWARDS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Establishment of Carol Muske-Dukes Poetry Award (along with Ron Hansen, Fiction Award, also alum) by Creighton University, Arts & Letters, Omaha, Nebraska – to begin 2014, first award
Best American Poetry, 2012 – editor, Mark Doty – (reading, NYC, New School) – poems. Overall editor, David Lehman
Best American Poetry, 25th Anniversary volume, editor Robert Pinsky, 2013 – poems, Overall Editor, David Lehman
Poets & Writers, Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers award, presented at Poets & Writers gala, NYC (former awardees – Tony Kushner, Russell Banks, etc.) March 29, 2012
Southern California Council of English Teachers, Whittier California, Oct. 20, 2012, keynote address
Phi Kappa Phi Award, USC, for TWIN CITIES, 2012
Midwest Pick of the Publications – for Twin Cities, 2011

Pushcart Prize, 2011 (six Pushcart Prizes in all)


PENGUIN ANTHOLOGY OF 20th Century American Poetry, ed. Rita Dove, 2012, poems
Appeared on Morning Edition, NPR, w Renee Montagne, for Crossing State Lines
Appeared on “On Point” NPR re Twin Cities, both April 22, 2011
Recent Readings: The Academy of American Poets, NYC, Poets’ House NY, New York University, Santa Cruz, Archer School, Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference, Hotchkiss School, CT., University of Minnesota, etc.

Talk: Southern California Council of English Teachers, Whittier California


LA Times Book Festival, reading, panel, 2011, 2012 – I have participated in the LAT Book Festival each year since its inception. Readings and panels, etc.
GET LIT, “Ignite” Award, 2011
MASTER CLASS – taught at Poet’s House, NYC, 2012
JUDGE: NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, 1995, (with fellow jurists – 5 in all- Dana Gioia, David Lehman and others.

VOICES & VISIONS, “Dancing the Poem” (with GET LIT/Words Ignite!) , Jan. 31, 2012


Judge, Whiting Award, 2011
Judging – invited, jurist T. S Eliot Prize
Judge, Annual (for David Coleman Dukes Scholarship award) – USC School of

Dramatic Arts


Selection new Poet Laureate, Calif.
Library of Congress - reading
Book tour, Minnesota bookstores, plus NY, California
Reviews and essays HuffingPost – regular column from 2010 onward
Poems – New Yorker, The Atlantic, Paris Review, “Gun Control”, Slate, 2012
Recipient: 2008 BOLD INK AWARD, from WriteGirl

Given a Bold Ink Writers’ Award with fellow honorees Diablo Cody, Calle Khouri,


WRITEGIRL AWARD with Mona Simpson, Robin Swicord, etc. at Grammy Center, Los Angeles (see WriteGirl website)

Judge, 2008 L.A. Times Book Prize, (with Mark Doty, David St. John)

Co-Curator of Poetry (with Bob Holman) - AMERICA: Now & Here – sponsored by ARTRAIN.

A national project beginning in November 2008 – with lead curator, Eric Fischl. A “moving museum” of contemporary art works (since 9/11) by major artists (Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, etc.) with National Board (Mary Boone, Steve Martin, Bob Kerrey) -- along with poetry readings, a “national renga”, poetry troubadours, etc.



  • traveling to over 40 cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles

L. A. Institute for the Humanities, (fellow since inception, first fellow, 2002), Lecture, “The Imagination Behind Bars”, March, 2008, USC


APPOINTMENT: POET LAUREATE, CALIFORNIA – by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, November 2008. Senate ratification, 2009, completion of term as Poet laureate, 2011.
USC Formal Announcement, by President Steven Sample, USC-Notre Dame game luncheon, reading of poem
Readings as Poet Laureate – Sacramento, Berkeley, San Francisco, Santa Monica, high schools, California.
OP EDS. New York Times, 2002-2008
NY Times, Arts & Liesure, Features
New York Times Magazine, “I Married the Icepick Killer”, LIVES, March 2000

OP EDs & FEATURES – New York Times and LA Times




GRANTS AND AWARDS, cont.





Bold Ink Award – from WriteGirl -- 2008

Finalist: Poetry, National Book Award, for SPARROW, Random House, 2003

Best Poems of 2003 Award, THE YALE REVIEW, Smart Family Foundation Award

Chapin Award, from Columbia University, Graduate Writing Program, for body of work, 2004 teaching four master classes at Columbia, March, 2004


WRITERS AT WORK Award, (Poets & Writers) Poem chosen for postcard reproduction, 2004, L.A.
New York Times Op Ed Page, Jan. 31, 2003, Writing the New Year: poem, “Crack the Whip”

The Sidney Harmon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College, NYC, Spring 2006. Previous writers in residence: Tony Kushner, Yehuda Amichai, Lorrie Moore, John Edgar Wideman, Anita Desai, Paul Auster, Edward Albee, etc.


Seattle Arts & Lectures Award, reading and lectures in Seattle and Portland, April, 2004

BEST AMERICAN POEMS of 2001, ed. by Robert Hass, 2001


Phi Beta Kappa Award and Induction, 2000, speaker (USC chapter), Induction

Ceremony
Rea Distinguished Writer Visitor Award, University of Virginia, 2000


Pushcart Prize in Poetry, 1999 and Pushcart Prize in Nonfiction, 1999
New York Times Most Notable Books, 1998, An Octave Above Thunder
Los Angeles Times: Finalist, LA Times Book Prize, An Octave Above Thunder,1997-1998
Witter-Bynner Award, from The Library of Congress, 1997-1998, Reading at LOC
Alumni Achievement Award, Creighton University, 1996

(and Commencement Speaker)


Phi Kappa Phi USC Faculty Recognition Award, 1994

For Red Trousseau (poetry) and Saving St. Germ (novel) published 1993


PEN West Nomination – Best Book of Poems, 1993-1994
Pushcart Prize (Pushcart Press), 1992-1993
Sigma Nu’s Epsilon Omicron Chapter, “Outstanding Faculty Member” (USC), 1986-1987
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1984
JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM Fellowship, Poetry, 1981
Jenny McKean Moore Visiting Lectureship (George Washington University), 1980
Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award (for second book, SKYLIGHT) 1979
Creative Artists Public Service Program Grant (CAPS), 1979
Pushcart Prize, 1978
John Atherton Poetry Fellowship (Bread Loaf) and Staff Assistantship, 1977-1978
Dylan Thomas Poetry Award, The New School, 1973


TEACHING
Master Class, POETS’ HOUSE, NYC, Spring 2012

Columbia University, Graduate Writing Program, Fall, 2006

Hamline university, St. Paul, Minnesota: Oct. 24-26, 2007, Master Classes, Public Interview, Reading,

Manhattanville College, Visiting Writer, 2007


Bryn Mawr, Master Classes, Spring, 2006

Harman Writer-in-Residence, Baruch College, Spring, 2006


Visiting Distinguished Writer, Rea Disting. Writer, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Spring 1999
Visiting Distinguished Hurst Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, Fall 1999

Visiting, Charles University, Prague, Summer Writing Seminars, 1999

Visiting Poet, UC Irvine, Spring 1993
Full Professor, University of Southern California, 1993—present
Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 1991-1993

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 1989-1991


Lecturer, University of Southern California, 1984-1988
Visiting Fiction Writer, UCLA, Spring, 1989
Visiting Poet, UC Irvine, 1983
Jenny McKean Moore Distinguished Lectureship, George Washington University, 1980-1981
Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, Graduate Writing Program, 1979-1981

Visiting Poet, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 1980


Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire, 1978-1979
Visiting Writer, UC Irvine, 1978
Lecturer, Poetry, The New School, New York, 1975-1978

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:


New Yorker, Page Turner, John Cheever at Sing Sing, Oct. 13, 2013

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/08/john-cheever-at-sing-sing-prison.html

LA Times Arts & Culture: Books, Reviews http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-poetry-shelf-20131006,0,2647934.story
+ “The Big Smoke”, review, July 3, 2013

LA Times Arts & Culture, David Rakoff, review, Aug. 2013


http://www.latimes.com/features/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-david-rakoff-20130818,0,478365.story?page

Wall St. Journal, Craft of Writing column



PUBLICATIONS: Works or Inclusions in Anthologies and Texts:
BEST AMERICAN POETRY, 2012
BEST AMERICAN POETRY, 2013, 75th anniversary
PENGUIN ANTHOLOGY OF 20th C. AMERICAN POETRY, ed. by Rita Dove, 2011
Several new anthologies – inc. Poets of the New West, Crossing State Lines, Poets’ Alphabet, etc. etc.



Cover: POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE, Carol Muske-Dukes, Summer, 2007

LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE, September, 2007 issue, feature on Carol Muske-Dukes,

“Down the River”, The Arts


PEOPLE Magazine, July 16, 2007, 4 Star review of Channeling Mark Twain

Other reviews: LA Times Book Review, LA Times on-line (covering my book tour), Chicago Sun-Times, “O” (Oprah) Magazine, New Orleans Picayune, TIME OUT NY,

San Francisco Chronicle (Best Book, 2007), Women’s Wear Daily (SCOOP), etc. etc.

Women Writers on the Edge, Writing by West Coast Women Writers, forthcoming from

Knopf, 2002

American Poetry Review, poems 2005


CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS, (GALE RESEARCH REFERENCE VOLUME) FEATURED SECTION, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Carol Muske-Dukes, 2003
OPEN HOUSE Anthology, ed. Mark Doty, Graywolf Press, 2003
WRITING LOS ANGELES, ed. D. Ulin, Modern American Library, 2002

“IN A HEARTBEAT”, in “O” Oprah Magazine, NOVEMBER, 2001 – FEATURE


“OUT OF THE CRADLE”, Summer/Fall 2001, Kenyon Review
BEST AMERICAN POEMS, 2001, ed. Robert Hass
THE EXTRAORDINARY TIDE, WOMEN WRITERS/MILLENIUM, Columbia University Press, 2000
THE BODY ELECTRIC, POEMS FROM POETS AT THE MILLENIUM, Norton Anthology,

(APR) 2000


BIRTHDAY POEMS, A CELEBRATION, ed. Jason Shinder
NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY POETRY, 2000

THE BODY ELECTRIC, American Poetry Review Anthology, 2000

PUSHCART PRIZE ANTHOLOGY, 1999 (poems and essay)
THE MAKING OF A POEM, a Norton anthology of poetic forms, ed. by Eavan Boland and Mark Strand, 1999
THE NEW BREAD LOAF ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY, ed.

Michael Collier and Stanley Plumly, 1999


POET’S CHOICE, POEMS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE, selected and introduced by Robert Haas,

Ecco Press, 1998


Introduction: ABSOLUTE DISASTER, anthology of LA Writers, Penguin, 1996
Introduction: JITTERS, BEST OF COFFEEHOUSE WRITING, 1996
CAMERA, LIGHTS, POETRY, anthology ed. by Jason Shinder, 1996-1996
WHAT WILL SUFFICE, essays on contemporary poetry, ed. by Buckley and Merrill,

Peregrine-Smith, 1995


ONE HUNDRED GREAT POEMS BY WOMEN, ed. by Carolyn Kizer, Ecco Press, 1995
MOTHERSONGS, ed. by Susan Gilbert et al, Norton, 1995
GRAND PASSION, POETS OF LOS ANGELES AND BEYOND, Red Wind Books, 1995
MODELS OF THE UNIVERSE, ed. by Friebert & Young, Oberlin College Press, 1995
IN THE COMPANY OF MY SOLITUDE, ed. by Howe & Klein, Persea Books,

1995—American Writing from the AIDS pandemic


WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, URBAN AMERICAN POETRY SINCE 1975,

ed. by Nicholas Christopher, 1994


ARTICULATIONS, THE BODY AND ILLNESS IN POETRY, ed. by Jon Mukand,

Iowa University press, 1994


REVISING THE FUTURE, essay in WHERE WE STAND: WOMAN POETS ON

LITERARY TRADITION, ed. by S. Bryan, W.W. Norton, January, 1994


INHERIT THE LAND, Anthology, University of Minnesota, 1993
THE PITTSBURGH BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETS, ed. by Ochester

and Ovesick, Univeristy of Pittsburgh Press, 1993


SARAJEVO: AN ANTHOLOGY FOR BOSNIA RELIEF, Elgin, 1993
THE PUSHCART PRIZE ANTHOLOGY, 1992-1993, ed. by Henderson
BEST POEMS OF 1992, ed. D. Lehman, Scribner’s 1992 (Guest Editor, Charles Simic)
AFTER THE STORM, ed. F.D. Reeve, Meek, Maisonneuve Press, 1991
OXFORD COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY POETRY, 1994
CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS, Gale Research Company, Detroit, 1990

(sidelight feature: interview re: “Saving St. Germ”)


POETS FOR LIFE, ed. by Michael Klein, Crown Publishers, (poems and introduction),

1989
VITAL SIGNS, University Press Anthology, ed. by R. Wallace, Little Brown, 1989


THE PLOUGHSHARES POETRY READER, ed. by Joyce Peseroff, Ploughshares Books,

Boston, 1988


NEW YORK-BEIJING, ed. by G. MacKenzie, Coyote Press, 1988 (facing translations)
WRITING OUR LIVES , ed. by K. Campell, Camden Press, London, 1988
WRITING POEMS, ed. by R. Wallace, Little Brown, 1987
LITERATURE: AN INTRODUCTION TO READING AND WRITING, ed. by Roberts & Jacobs,

Prentice Hall, 1986


ANTHOLOGY OF MAGAZINE VERSE, YEARBOOK OF AMERICAN POETRY, ed. by Pater,

Monitor Books, 1985


BREAD LOAF ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY POETRY, ed. by Lea, Pack, Parini, New

England Press, 1985


MODERN AMERICAN WOMEN POETS, ed. by Jean Gould, Dodd Mead Co., 1985
EXTENDED OUTLOOKS, ed. by Jane Cooper, et al, Dodd Mead & Co., 1985
FORTY FIVE CONTEMPORARY POEMS, ed. by Alberta Turner, Longman Pub., 1984
WOMAN POET, THE EAST, VOLUME TWO, Women-In-Literature, INC., 1981
POET’S CHOICE, POEMS, 1980, ed. by G. Murphy, Tendril Books, 1980
THE PUSHCART PRIZE ANTHOLOGY, ed. by Bill Henderson, Pushcart Press, 1978
THE AMERICAN POETRY ANTHOLOGY, ed. by Daniel Halpern, Avon Books, 1975
EATING THE MENU: POEMS 1970-1974, ed. B.E. Taylor, W.C. Brown, 1974


COLUMNS: Poetry

HUFFINGTON POST, regular blog-columnist – archived
Columnist, LATBR

POET’S CORNER, LA Times Book Review (column appears every month -- reviews of current

books of poetry, international) - 2001-2004

Reproduced on Poems.com



PUBLICATIONS: Chapters in Books



Magical Poetry Blimp Pilot’s Guide, chapter





Carolyn Kizer: Her Life and Work,” ed. by Annie Finch, forthcoming

OPEN HOUSE,ed. by Mark Doty, Graywolf Press, 2003


Oxford University Press, THE EYE OF THE POET, ed. by David Citino, Chapter: “What is a Poem,” 2000
ROOM TO GROW, essays on writers and their children, St. Martin’s Press, 1999

(Paperback, 2000)


THE PRACTICE OF POETRY, ed. by Behn & Twichell, 1992—chapter on writing exercises
MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS (Poems published in, over last 30 years -- too numerous to list – etc. etc.
Recently: The New Yorker, “Twin Cities”, The Atlantic, “Boy”, SLATE, Kenyon Reivew, etc.
The New Republic, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The New Yorker, Poetry, Field, The Paris Review, New York Times, LA Times, Antaeus, The Nation, Virginia Quarterly Review, Columbia, Poetry Now, Southern California Poetry Anthology, The Antioch Review, Western Humanities Review, The New England Review, Ms., The Iowa Review, Pacific Review, LA Times Book Review, NY Times Book Review, Elima, View, Threepenny Review, Verse, Portland Review, Northridge Poetry Review, Parnassus, Poetry Miscellany, GW Review, Yale Review, Solo, Meridian, "O" Magazine, New York Times Op Ed page, LATBR, etc. etc.


PUBLICATIONS: Poems Online
SLATE, December 18, 2012, “Gun Control”. poem
Other on-line pubs: Huffington Post, Atlantic, etc.
“FRESH AIR”, with Terry Gross, NPR, July, 2007 (on website – carolmuskedukes.com

“BOOK WORM” with Michael Silverblatt, November, 2007

“Books” with Leonard Lopate, WNYC, June, 2007

QUICK MUSE – on-line poems with Ken Gordon
SLATE , 2002, four poems from SPARROW, available on audio anthology
The Academy of American Poets On-line, 1999
SLATE, 1997, two poems, “Benares” and “We Bought Quilts at Kalona”
National Public Radio, “FRESH AIR” with Terry Gross, poem in audio anthology from 2002 program

National Public Radio (KCRW, Los Angeles) three interviews with Michael Silverblatt on “BookWorm”

program -- on my novels and books of poems, most recently, SPARROW

PUBLICATIONS: Poems Translated
Storie di Ordinaria Poesia, Antologia dei poeti americani degli anni 1970, Savelli Editori, 1982
New York/Beijing, ed. by G. MacKenzie, Coyote Press, 1988


PUBLICATIONS: Fiction Translated
DEAR DIGBY (Portuguese and Spanish) Querida Digby, Bertrand Editora,

trans. by E. Sousa


LIFE AFTER DEATH, Random House, 2001 -- Translated, 2004, Czech (Prague) Book Club, Knizi Klub, “Zivot po smrti” , Prague, 2004
PUBLICATIONS: Articles and Critical Reviews
The American Poetry Review, poems, 2008



The Kenyon Review, poems, 2008,



New York Times Book Review, review of David Kirby, Sunday NYTimes Book Review,

April 29, 2007

New York Times Op Ed, "A Lost Eloquence", December 21, 2002

Follow-up letters, January 2, 2003
THE NEW YORKER, Winter Fiction Issue, 2002, "A Private Matter"
Kenyon Review, “Out of the Cradle Violently Rocking”, review of three anthologies of younger poets, Winter, 2001
Washington Post Review of Ann Lamott’s “Blue Shoe,” 2002

"Electronic Pillory", on Hillary Clinton, L.A. Times Opinion Page, July 21, 2002


“LA Lit 2000” (novel excerpt), L.A. Times Book Review, April 16
“Poetry Tonight!” NY Times Book Review, BOOK END, April 9, 2000
“Married to the Icepick Killer,” NY Times Magazine, LIVES section, March 2000
“East, West, Right, Left, Politics Through the Eyes of Poetry,” Hungry Mind Review,

Winter, 1999-2000 (from A POET IN HOLLYWOOD)


“Ann Stanford—a Reminiscence,” Writers’ Chronicle, 2000
“Poets Respond to Harold Bloom,” Boston Review, Winter, 1998
- Review of Peter Sacks, New York Times Book Review, Jan. 20, 1998
- Poem "Summer Cold", published in LA Times Book Review, April 24, 1998
-- "The Invention of Cuisine", (poem) in POET'S CHOICE column (Robert Hass)

Washington Post, 1998

- LA Times Book Review, review of Ted Hughes' BIRTHDAY LETTERS, March 15, 1998
- FIELD Magazine, essay on W.S. Merwin, "Red", Spring, 1998

- The Nation, review of Clare Rossini, June 1998

-S.F. Chronicle, review of J.D. McClatchy, The Ten Commandmens, August, 1998

“Point Conception,” LA Times Book Review, “Bookend” essay, July 20, 1997


“Poetry at West Point,” NY Times Book Review, “Bookend” Essay, July 20, 1997
NY Times Book Review, review of “Black Zodiac” (Charles Wright), August 31, 1997
The Nation, review of Jean Valentine, Jill Bialosky, Brenda Hillman, July 21, 1997
“Does Poetry Matter?” LA Times Book Review, essay, April 20, 1997
“There Goes the Nobel Prize,” Green Mountains Review, Millenium Issue, Spring 1997
International Poetry Review, review of Muriel Rukeyser’s “The Life of Poetry”, Spring,

1997
NY Times Book Review, review of Jane Kenyon’s “Selected Poems”, December 15, 1996


“The Poet’s Voice,” Michigan Quarterly Review, essay on Women and Poetry, Fall 1995
LA Times, article on Dodge Literary Festival, first person POV (as participant),

September, 1996


The Nation, reviews of Ellen Bryant Voigt et al, November 20, 1995
NY Times Book Review, review of Mark Doty’s “Atlantis”, November 5, 1995
NY Times Book Review, review of Francine Prose, “Hunters and Gatherers,” July, 1995
The Nation, review of Evan Boland’s “Object Lessons,” Aril 24, 1995
“Ricochet,” NY Times Op Ed Page, poem, June 22, 1995
“Out of Life’s Shadows Comes Poetry With Light,” NY Times Sunday Arts & Leisure,

article on Bill Moyer’s Poetry Series, June 18, 1995


“When the System Worked,” NY Times Op Ed Page, essay, May 30, 1995
NY Times Book Review, review of Anne La Mott’s “Bird By Bird”, March 5, 1995
NY Times Book Review, review of Jane Hirschfield’s “Women In Praise Of The Sacred”

and “The October Palace”, July 3, 1994

NY Times Book Review, review of Linda Wagner-Martin’s “Telling Women’s Lives,”

November 6, 1994


NY Times Book Review, reviews of Kathleen Fraser, Jim Daniels, Elinor Wilner
“Poets Who Write Fiction,” Parnassus, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, essay on

Rita Dove and Sandra Cisneros, 1995


“Washington Post Book Section, review of “Across The Bridge,” stories by Mavis Gallant,

December 19, 1993


NY Times Book Review, review of five books by Laura Riding, November 28, 1993
“Evil Science Runs Amok…Again,” NY Times Op Ed Page, essay, June 10, 1993

(reprinted in other papers, including Minneapolis Star-Tribune)


“The Loop,” NY Times Book Review, novel by Joe Coomer, January 3, 1993
“Wild Iris,” American Poetry Review, essay on Louise Gluck, January, 1993
“The Practice of Poetry,” Harper Collins, ed. by Behn & Twichell, 1993
“Passion, Politics and Secret Rituals,” NY Times Book Review, April 19, 1992
“Sons, Lovers, Immigrant Souls,” NY Times Book Review, January 27, 1991
“Poems From The Hearth,” LA Times Book Review, review of Robert Creelye, June 23,

1991
Cover and Selected Poems, “Carol Muske,” American Poetry Review, June/July 1991


LA Times Book Review, review of Carol Maso’s “The Art Lover”, July 1, 1990
“Farah Fawcett,” House and Garden, July 1990
“Play Boola Noola Ball,” NY Times Book Review, review of Arabooloes, of Liberty Street,

S. Swope, November 12, 1989


NY Times Book Review, review of Scott Spencer’s “Secret Anniversaries,” July 22, 1990
“Go Be a King in a Field of Weeds,” NY Times Book Review, reviews of Michael Ryan,

Maxine Kumin, Elizabeth Spires, November 5, 1989


Essay on the Poems of Carolyn Kizer, critical volume ed. by David Rigsbee, Vanderbilt

University Press, 1990


“Re-Writing the Elegy,” introduction to “Poets For Life” anthology, and poems, ed.

Michael Klein, Crown, 1989


“Formalities, Implosions and Somnabulisms,” NY Times Book Review, review of Robert

Mezey et al, January 8, 1989

“Reading Their Signals,” NY Times Book Review, reviews of M. Hacker, Jane Kenyon,

P. Dobler, June 21, 1987

“Fleshing Out the Zeitgist,” Western Humanities Review, essay on seven

contemporary poets, Winter 1986-87


“Disk Jockeys, Eggplants and Desaparecidos,” NY Times Book Review, reviews

of Raymond Carver, Alberto Rios, P. Goedicke, February 9, 1986


“ALBA LXXIX,” essay on Ezra Pound, Field, No. 33, Fall, 1985
“Something Upon Which to Rejoice,” Eliot’s “Ash Wednesday,” The Southern Review,

v.21 #4, Autumn, 1985

--reprinted in T.S. Eliot, Oxford University Press, ed. by James Olney, 1988
“Lingua Materna: The Speech of Female History,” (Adrienne Rich’s

“The Fact of a Doorframe”) NY Times Book Review, January 20, 1985


“A Language Master’s Cornucopia,” (“Samuel Johnson,” ed. by Donald Greene)

LA Times Book Review, June, 1984

“Like Schoolgirls’ Salutations,” (Vita Sackville-West, V. Woolfe letters), LA Times

Book Review, July 24, 1984


“A Carousel of Colette’s Characters,” LA Times Book Review, January 2, 1984
“The Madness of a Seduced Woman: Susan Fromberg Schaeffer,” LA Times Book

Review, July 24, 1983


“Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller,” LA Times Book Review, January 2, 1983
“Coming To Terms, Josephine Miles,” The American Book Review, Spring, 1981
Meridian, review of “Cascades” by Pamela Stewart, March, 1980
“Backwards into the Future,” Parnussus, Spring/Summer, 1979
“Ourselves as History,” The Village Voice, May 16, 1974
“Electronic Archeology,” Review, June 1974
INTERVIEWS, TAPED READINGS, LISTINGS



Poets & Writers Magazine, upcoming interview – July 2011



Upcoming: Bill Moyers’ Journal
Fresh Air, July 2007, BookWorm, 2007, and Leonard Lopate WNYC, 1007
Water Stone Review (Hamline University lit mag), interview with CMD, forthcoming
Liz Smith – New York Post, October 2, 2007

Interview with W. T. Pfefferle, for volume on “Poets and Place”, 2003-2004


Publishers’ Weekly, starred review and interview, for novel, Life After Death

TIME OUT NY -- interview

Contemporary Authors, 2002, featured author
LA Times Living Section, feature on LIFE AFTER DEATH, novel, 2001

Press Conference with Arts Leaders, June 24, 2002 – Protesting State Funding Cuts – LA TImes

NPR: Fresh Air, hosted by Terry Gross, July 5, 2001, Life After Death
KCRW Radio: Bookworm, hosted by Michael Silverblatt, Life After Death
Meridian (literary magazine of the University of Virginia), “Interview with Carol Muske,

ed. by McFadden, Spring 2000


USC “Ambassador, appt. 1999
Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry
Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Contemporary Women Poets

Gale Research Literary Guide, Profile


The Writer’s Chronicle: Interview, AWP, October/November 1998, Vol. 31, #2, interview with

Carol Muske and Molly Peacock

The Oxford Poetry Magazine, interview with Carol Muske, 1996
LA Magazine, interview, poem, December issue, 1995
Poetry Flash (a poetry review and literary calendar), cover interview,

August/September 1993


American Poetry Review (cover and poems), July, 1991
LA Daily News, “Poets in LA,” August 14, 1985

The Watershed Foundation: Poets on Tape, audio cassette, 1985

Northridge Poetry Review, 1984

Poetry Miscellany, Winter, 1981

Portland Review, Vol. 25, 1979

The Mirror On Fire, poems by Carol Muske

LA Times, Dear Digby (interview)

KCRW Radio: “Bookworm” hosted by Michael Silverblatt—two interviews: Saving St.

Germ, Red Trousseau

KPFX


KBOO (Portland)


PROGRAM DIRECTION
FOUNDER and Former Director, PhD Program in Literature and Creative Writing, English Dept. , University of Southern California, 1997-2002
Co-Chair, AWP National Conference, April 2001, Palm Springs
Writing Program Director & Founder, ART WITHOUT WALLS, 1971-1984. A creative

writing program for schools, prisons, hospitals, juvenile homes in New York State.

Program development and coordination throughout New York, course development and

teaching, curriculum and fundraising from government and private sources. NEA, NEH,

banks, companies, private donors. This program, founded in 1971, is ongoing, under the

direction of Mae Jackson.


Program Director and President, POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA, WEST, 1992-1994.

Program development, not for profit status, fundraising, coordinating reading series

“The Act of the Poet” in Los Angeles for PSA national. (Member, Board of Governors,

Poetry Society of America)


Co-Director, University of Southern Califonria Poetry reading series (ongoing).

BENEFIT ORGANIZER: (With Actor John Lithgow) March 8, 2001 -- at the USC School of Theatre's BING Theater (reception in Queen's Courtyard preceding performances) PLAY READINGS (Zoo Story by Albee and Over-ruled by Shaw) performed by John Lithgow, Annette Bening, Stacy Keach, George Wendt, Rene Auberjonois, Alix Kingston -- to raise money for the DAVID DUKES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Raised over $80, 000 -- first scholarship award presented by me at the School of Theatre's Awards ceremony, May, 2002 to Annie Katica, Junior, School of Theatre, in2003 -- to Patrick Adams, Junior, Schoolof Theatre. Consultant to David Dukes Memorial Scholarship at USC.

ARCHIVE Donation: to the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, New York City -- the David Dukes archive. I am presently completing final arrangements for archive to be transferred to the library. Upcoming exhibition, consultant.

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
The Magical Poetry Blimp Pilot’s Guide, poetry handbook for children, Figueroa Press, 2011
Assistant Editor, Antaeus literary magazine, New York, 1971-1976
Co-editor, Songs from a Free Space, writings by women in prison, 1973

Editor, giving Back the World, an anthology of poems by world leaders (in progress)




NOVELS (Screenplays of)



CHANNELING MARK TWAIN – optioned
Dear Digby (optioned by Michelle Pfeiffer)
Saving St. Germ (optioned by Julia Ormond for feature film)
Saving St. Germ presently optioned by Meg Ryan

Short Wave (original screenplay)




RECENT JUDGING:
GOLD LINE PRESS, USC, faculty adviser and judge, 2010-11


L.A. Times Book Prize, 2008
Sarabande Books, 2nd Book Prize, 2003
Bread Loaf New England Press Bakeless Prize, 2001-2002

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Judge, 1999-2000


KINGSLEY TUFTS Book Prize Judge (with Robert Pinsky, Alice Quiinn) 1999 – 2005
National Book Award Judge, 1994

University of Houston, Michener Prize (for Graduate Writing Students), 1998

Lenore Marshall Prize, The Nation (with Robert Pinsky, James Tate)

Board of Judges Miami University Poetry Series

Poetry “Discovery” Award, Unterberg YMHA Poetry Center, 1994

(with David St. John and Sherod Santos)

National Book Award Judge, 1994

Barnard College Poetry Competition, 1993

(with Karl Kirchwey, Academy of American Poets)

Poetry, Lenore Marshall/The Nation Poetry Judge, 1993


Countless Academy of American Poets Prize judging

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND LISTINGS
LA Institute for the Humanities (fellow since inception, 2002)

USC “Experts” Directory (through USC News Service)

PEN (also on advisory board)

Academy of American Poets West

President—Poetry Society of America West

Poets & Writers

Authors Guild

Women in Management (USC)

USC Speakers Bureau

Who’s Who International, Writers: Who’s Who American Women

Who’s Who, The West

NOW


Los Angeles Library Association (advisory board)

American Biographical Institute

Contemporary Authors

Creative Coalition

Faculty Senate (USC, 1992)

Southern California Booksellers Association (Guest Speaker)



LECTURES & READINGS
BEST AMERICAN POETRY READING, 2012
POETRY FOUNDATION, Chicago, 2011



Best American Poetry Reading, New School, Sept. 2011
University of Minnesota, reading from Twin Cities, May, 2011



Readings at USC, Voices & Visions (w John Lithgow, 2010) etc.

NYU – (with Jorie Graham) reading, 2011
Southhampton Writers Conference, July 24, 2008
New York University, October, 17, 2008
Columbia University, as Visiting Writer - readings
USC, February 21, 2008, with John Lithgow, in Voices & Visions series, “The Theatre of Language” (on YOUTUBE)
Hamline University, Oct. 24-26, 2007



Manhattanville College, Visiting Writer, Daylong workshop, 2007

For book tour: in all cities: Barnes & Noble, Borders – in LA, Dutton’s, Skylight – also St. Paul and Mpls. and New York, etc.



Philoctetes Center, NY (on YOUTUBE)



Hartford, CT., Public Library, 2007
USC Board of Trustees’ Retreat, Palm Springs, Spring, 2007 – reading and presentation with other writers, USC CW faculty

University of Virginia, Reading -- Graduate Writing Program

Also, lecture to Medical School on “The Heart” , Feb. 15, 2006

Bryn Mawr, reading, February 24, 2006

Reading with Mark Srand, introduced by Harold Bloom, March 6, 2006, Stella Adler Theater Space

Reading, Baruch College, Harmon Visiting Writer event, March 14, 2006


Master Class, for Academy of American Poets, February 28, 2006

Library of Congress, April 16, 2005, Whitman College, Fisher Gallery, USC, LA Times Book Festival, 2005

Beyond Baroque, December 6, 2004

University of Nevada, February 10, 2004

Georgetown Univ., March, 2004

School of the Visual Arts, NYC, March 2004

Finalist – Poet Laureate, California
Seattle and Portland Reading tour, April 21-23, 2004

Reading for L.A. Institute for the Humanites, April 3, 2004

L.A. Times Book Festival, 2004, reading and panels, April 24-25

Southhampton Writers’ Conference: July, 2004


Many book tours for various books -- east and west coasts and Midwest –
readings at Adams House at Harvard University and for Grolier Books, Dartmouth, Hunter College, NYC, Cornelia Street Cafe, many book-clubs

Readings in L.A. at Dutton’s, Skylight Books, Vromon’s, Barnes and Noble, etc.

Reading at Ruminator Books, St. Paul, Minnesota -- all in 2003
Library of Congress, 2000 and 2002

California Governor Gray Davis, Rembrance Day ceremony for 9/11 victims, October 9,

2001; I read an original poem (published in USC Chronicle)
USC Provost’s DISTINGUISHED WRITERS SERIES, 2001
Fine Arts Workshop, Provincetown
Reading at the YMHA – NYC – readings (two) with Charles Wright and Gerald Stern

Vermont Studio Center

Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe

Washington University, St. Louis

Borders Bookstore, Los Angeles

Duttons Bookstore, Los Angeles

Vroman’s, Pasadena

Skylight Books, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Public Library, “Hot Off The Press” series
CONFERENCES

L.A. Festival of Books – have appeared giving readings and on panels since beginning

-- 2008 as well: panel and reading
Southhampton Writers Conference, 2008

Nebraska Writers Conference, 2006
Southhampton College Writers Conference, July, 2004

Favorite Poem Project – Summer Poetry Institute for Educators, Boston Univ.

July 7-11, 2003

“Mind Over Matter: Science, Truth and Lies, presented by PEN Center West, USA

PEN Partners – with K.C. Cole, Michael Schermer, Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Carol

Muske-Dukes (panelist and moderator) September 14, 2003 Pasadena


LA Times Festival of Books, 2002 (participant since 1995—readings, panels,

interviews)

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 2002

Idyllwild Arts Conference, 2001 (with Billy Collins)

Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, 2000

“2000 Voices, Conference of Poets,” Berry Performing Arts Center, Mahwah, New

Jersey, April 7-9, 2000

“Conversation with Robert Pinsky,” Los Angeles Public Library, his lecture “What Shall

We Teach the Young,” December, 1999

“Art and Consciousness,” UCLA, with Dr. Antonio di Masio M.D., Allen Tobin (head of

Brain Research Center, UCLA) and Charles Ray, October, 1999

“Coversation With Adrienne Rich and Carol Muske,” The Lannan Foundation: Santa Fe,

September, 1999

Prague Summer Writing Seminars, two weeks in Prague, teaching writing at Charles

University through University of New Orleans, Summer, 1999

Aspen Writer’s Conference, June, 1999


“Poets Millennial Evening at the White House,” with President Clinton and Ms. Clinton,

April 20, 1998

Favorite Poem Event, organized and moderated Favorite Poem Reading through

Library of Congress and Poet Laureate’s office at LA Times Book Fair, April, 1998 (readers included: Mayor Richard Riordan, USC President Steven Sample, actor Edward James Olmos, The Nation editor, Victor Navasky and others. Videotape. Excerpts available on Favorite Poem website.)



FEATURES
Listing new features – upcoming soon
Los Angeles Magazine, September, 2007, “Down the River” -- POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE, cover story, Summer, 2007
THE NEW YORKER, “Books from Our Pages”, 2003

TOP 100 Books of 2002, San Francisco Chronicle, for MARRIED TO THE ICEPICK KILLER

(Most recent poem, featured THE NEW YORKER, Winter Fiction Issue, 2002, Dec. 16 & 23,

"A Private Matter")

New Yorker: BOOK CURRENTS, note: MARRIED TO THE ICEPICK KILLER, July 22, 2002

L.A. PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENT: BOOK ODYSSEY, DINNERS WITH 50 AUTHORS IN 50 LA HOMES, 2002, MAIN LIBRARY, CENTURY CLUB


USA TODAY, Jan. 2001, LARRY KING COLUMN, announcing the David Dukes Memorial Scholarship Fund
BACKSTAGE WEST, Sept. 26, 2002, MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS, re: MARRIED TO THE ICEPICK KILLER and other works, interview
Reviews (too numerous to mention) in The New York Times, LA Times, SF Chronicle, Boston Globe,

Washington Post, San Diego Union, PEOPLE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Seattle Times, Mpls. Star-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press (interview), etc. etc.

"The Cruel Poetries of Life", PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, interview by Roger Gutman (with starred review), June 18, 2001
"Life After Death", PEOPLE Magazine, August 13, 2001
IN A HEARTBEAT, Life Story, "O" (Oprah) Magazine, November, 2001 (poem included)
LA TIMES, "A Harsh Swift Clarity" , July 31, 2001, feature on my life and publication of LIFE AFTER DEATH
AN OCTAVE ABOVE THUNDER, poems,

NY Times Book Review Most Notable Book, 1997-1998


Michigan Quarterly Review,

Essay on my poetry and fiction by Lynn Emanuel, Fall, 1995


SAVING ST. GERM

NY Times Book Review Most Notable Book, 1993 (December 5, 1993, listing)


“Surprise”: Poem reprinted (permission of New Yorker) in Yale Repertory Company’s

theatre program of David Mamet’s “Oleanna,” December, 1993


LA Times Book Review: Interview, “Writer’s Dilemma,” by Michael Silverblatt, December 5, 1993
LA Times Magazine“: Novel L.A.,” by Nina J. Easton, featured SAVING ST. GERM with others,

September 5, 1993


Writer’s Digest: Advice from the Pros: How to Finish Your Book,” interview quotes, April, 1993

Other 1993 features on novel and book of poems appeared in:

Chicago Tribune, Orange County Register, LA Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, USC Trojan Family Magazine, cover of Verve literary magazine, cover of Caprice literary magazine

REVIEWS (of all books) in:
The New Yorker, NY Times Book Review, LA Times Book Review, Seattle Times, Newsday, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Mirabella, New Woman, Buzz, USA Today (Larry King Column), Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Village Voice Literary Supplement, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Liz Smith column, LA Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Orange County Register, Booklist, Seattle Times, The Seattle Post-Intelligence Intelligencer, etc.

VOLUNTEER TEACHING

Walther School, Hollywood CA, teaching poetry to three and four year olds


I have taught a weekly writing workshop to ninth-graders from South Central LA through the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative Program.
Volunteer literary work: helping stock a library for the Florence Crittenton Center (home for teenage mothers) in Los Angeles.

ADMINISTRATION


Founded the University of Southern California’s PhD Program in Creative Writing and Literature, 2000

Director of Program: 1998-2003



LITERARY REPRESENTATION
Molly Friedrich

c/o Aaron Priest Agency

708 3rd Avenue

New York, NY 10017

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FILM AND SCREENWRITING REPRESENTATION
Sylvie Rabineau

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Santa Monica, CA 90402

310-587-2700

Second Novel, SAVING ST. GERM, optioned by Meg Ryan for a feature film. First novel optioned by Michelle Pfeiffer, etc., Green-lighted ORION

ADDRESS -- 1031 18th St. #5

Santa Monica, CA. 90403
Prior: 225 So. Lorraine Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA. 90004 (from 1985 to 2005)


Prior: 12621 Milbank St.

Studio City, CA. 91401 (from 1983-85)





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