Jane Craven and Dorianne Laux read as part of the North Carolina Book Festival’s Poetry Under the Sea programat Neptune’s! Saturday, 2/22 at 2pm.
Jane Craven was born and raised in North Carolina. Her poems have appeared in The Columbia Review, Tar River Poetry, The Southern Humanities Review, The Carolina Quarterly, and Atlanta Review among other journals. She is the recipient of a Universities and Colleges Academy of American Poets prize, and winner of the Cloudbank Poetry Prize and The MacGuffin Poetry Hunt. Jane earned a B.A. in English from UNC-Chapel Hill and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Poetry from North Carolina State University. Her book, My Bright Last Country, won the Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize and will be published by Cloudbank Books in 2020.
Dorianne Laux’s fifth collection, The Book of Men, was awarded The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems, Facts About the Moon won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also the author of Awake; What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; as well as a fine small press edition, The Book of Women. She is the co-author of the celebrated text The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected, was released by W.W. Norton in early 2019. She is a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.