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Jorie Graham

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham crafts boundary-pushing work that explores art, history, and concepts of femininity and masculinity. Graham had a European upbringing and a cosmopolitan French education, studying philosophy at the Sorbonne before earning a BA in film from New York University in 1973 and an MFA in writing from the University of Iowa in 1978, where she later taught. She served as the chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1997 to 2003. Her first collection of poetry, Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts, was published in 1980. Since that first book, Graham has published over a dozen additional collections, including Erosion (1983), The Dream of the Unified Field: Poems 1974–1994 (1995), Sea Change (2008), Place (2012), and From the New World (2015). Among the many honors she has received for her work is a MacArthur Fellowship and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She is currently the Boylston Professor of Oratory and Rhetoric at Harvard University. Her newest collection is titled Fast: Poems.

Jorie Graham, The Art of Poetry No. 85, Paris Review

"Fast" featured in the New Yorker

Fast Review by the Washington Post