Poetry. Winner of the 2003 Anhinga Prize for Poetry, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye. "You'll find a stunning cleanliness of movement and image in these delicious, evocative, sexy poems. Hooray for a writer who can weave presence and absence, longing and loss of longing, into a tapestry of language as rich, honest, and compelling as this"--Naomi Shihab Nye. "With depth, assurance, and astonishing savoir faire Landau makes ORCHIDELIRIUM a genuine orchid of a book, a vivid and riveting new bloom in American letters"--Molly Peacock.
About the Author
Deborah Landau was educated at Stanford University, Columbia University, and Brown University, where she was a Javits Fellow and received a PhD in English and American literature. She co-hosts "Open Book" on Slate.com and is the Director of the NYU Creative Writing Program. Landau is the author of THE LAST USABLE HOUR (Copper Canyon Press, 2011) and ORCHIDELIRIUM (Anhinga Press, 2004). She lives in the Soho neighborhood of New York City.