Deborah Landau

Jacqueline Mia Foster

Deborah Landau is the author of Soft Targets, winner of The Believer Book Award in Poetry; The Uses of the Body; The Last Usable Hour; and Orchidelirium, which was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Anhinga-Robert Dana Prize for Poetry. In 2016 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Uses of the Body was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and included on “Best of 2015″ lists by The New Yorker, Vogue, BuzzFeed, and O, The Oprah Magazine. A Spanish edition, Los Usos Del Cuerpo, was published by Valparaíso Ediciones in 2017. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Tin House, Poetry, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, and included in anthologies such as The Best American Poetry, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now, The Best American Erotic Poems, and Women’s Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English. She is a professor and director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Awards and Honors

Anhinga-Robert Dana Prize for Poetry

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

The Arroyo Arts Collective’s “Poetry in the Windows” Contest Winner

Finalist, National Poetry Series

The Believer Book Award in Poetry, 2019