Marianne Boruch

Marianne Boruch’s ten previous collections include Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing (2016), Cadaver, Speak (2014), The Book of Hours (2011), a Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner, and her most recent, The Anti-Grief (2019). She has also published a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler (Indiana, 2011) and three books of essays–In the Blue Pharmacy (Trinity, 2005) and in the Michigan Poets on Poetry series, Poetry’s Old Air (1995) and The Little Death of Self (2016). Her works have appeared in The American Poetry Review, London Review of Books, Narrative, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Best American Poetry, and has received Pushcart Prizes. A Guggenheim and NEA Fellow, she has had residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Yaddo, MacDowell, the American Academy in Rome, Djerassi, the Anderson Center, and two national parks, Denali and Isle Royale. A 2019 Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the University of Canberra, Australia, and a 2012 Fulbright Professor at the University of Edinburgh, she founded Purdue University’s MFA in 1987. Having taught at Purdue for over three decades, Boruch has gone emeritus, though she continues on faculty (since 1988) in the low-residency MFA at Warren Wilson College. She and her husband, David Dunlap, live in West Lafayette, Indiana where they raised their son.

Awards and Honors

International Poetry Studies Institute at the University of Canberra, Australia, 2019

Pushcart Prize, 2016, 2012, 2001, 1988

Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, 2013

Fulbright Visiting Professorship, University of Edinburgh, 2012

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Residency, 2009

Prairie Schooner’s Strousse Award, 2008

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2005

Parnassus’s Terrence Des Pres Award, 1994

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships, 1984, 1999