Dorianne Laux will judge the 2024 Marvin Bell Memorial Poetry Prize

Posted on Thu, Aug 24, 2023

It is with great appreciation and much excitement that we announce Dorianne Laux as our next poetry contest judge! Laux will select the winner, honorable mention, and finalists for our poetry contest this fall. Submissions will open on October 1, 2023.

Dorianne Laux’s sixth collection,  Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems, was named a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Her 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. Her latest collection, Life On Earth, will be released in January of 2024. For more information visit