Sharon Dolin

Sharon Dolin is the author of five books of poetry: most recently, Whirlwind (2012) and Burn and Dodge (2008), winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. Her other books include Realm of the Possible, Serious Pink, and Heart Work, as well as five chapbooks. She teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and directs The Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition in New York City where she lives. She has been a Pushcart Prize winner, a Fulbright Scholar to Italy, and has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Fundación Valparaiso in Spain, and, in the summer of 2012, Moulin a Nef in France. A Brooklyn native, she began writing poetry as a teenager with the encouragement of her teachers at South Shore High School. She went on to study at Cornell University and the University of California at Berkeley, earning a Master’s degree from Berkeley and a doctorate in English from Cornell.    


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Conversation: The Riches of Daily Life
Sharon Dolin, Thomas Lux, Idra Novey
First Peddie Baptist Memorial Church

Reading and Conversation
Sharon Dolin, John Murillo, C.K. Williams
Prudential Hall

Richard Blanco, Eavan Boland, Henri Cole, Sharon Dolin, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Juan Felipe Herrera, Jane Hirshfield, Fanny Howe, Kurtis Lamkin, Dorianne Laux, Ada Limón, Thomas Lux, Rachel McKibbens, Taylor Mali, Joseph Millar, Idra Novey, Gregory Orr, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Patricia Smith, Arthur Sze, Larissa Szporluk, Natasha Trethewey, C.K. Williams, Raúl Zurita
Prudential Hall


Festival Poet Readings
Brian Barker, Henri Cole, Sharon Dolin, Nikky Finney, John Murillo
Victoria Theatre

Poets on Poetry
Eduardo C. Corral, Sharon Dolin


Festival Poets Reading
Sharon Dolin, Juan Felipe Herrera, Mark Hillringhouse
First Peddie Baptist Memorial Church

Conversation: Going Public with Private Feelings
Nicky Beer, Richard Blanco, Sharon Dolin, Timothy Liu
Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral


Festival Poet Readings
Sharon Dolin, Terrance Hayes, Joseph Millar, Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Prudential Hall

Conversation: American Poetries
Sharon Dolin, Kurtis Lamkin, Ada Limón, C. K. Williams
Newark Museum