Bio


Sharon Dolin
Sharon Dolin is the author of six books of poetry: Manual for Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016), Whirlwind (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012), Burn and Dodge (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008), selected by Bob Hicok for the 2007 AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry; Realm of the Possible (Four Way Books, 2004); Serious Pink  (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003; reissued 2015); and Heart Work (The Sheep MeadowPress, 1995).

In addition, she has published five chapbooks: Entreaty to Indecision (The Center for Book Arts, letterpress, 2006), The Seagull(The Center for Book Arts, letterpress, 2001), Mistakes (Poetry New York Pamphlet Series, 1999), Climbing Mount Sinai (Dim Gray Bar Press, letterpress, 1996), Mind Lag(Turtle Watch Press, 1982). She has poems featured in anthologies: The Golden Shovel AnthologyNasty Women Poets AnthologyThe Ecopoetry Anthology, The Incredible Sestina AnthologyThe Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, Poetry in Medicine Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English, The Poets’ Grimm, Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust, and The Paradelle. Her poems have appeared in over 100 magazines including: Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, The Georgia Review, Jacket, The Kenyon Review, New American Writing, and The New Republic. 

In 2016, she received a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant for her translation from Catalan of the prose poem collection Book of Minutes by Gemma Gorga, which will be published in The Field Translation Series in Spring, 2019.

Sharon Dolin has been awarded the distinguished 2013 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, selected by Former Poet Laureate of the U.S., Natasha Trethewey.

She has been Writer-in-Residence at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts and a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Hofstra University. She has also taught at New York University, Adelphi University, The Cooper UnionWriters House, Rutgers University, Poets House, and the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y.

She currently teaches poetry workshops at Poets House and directs the Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition in New York City. Since Spring, 2014, she directs and teaches in the international writing workshop, Writing About Art in Barcelona.

Sharon Dolin is available to give readings, interviews, manuscript consultations, poetry workshops, and private tutorials and can be reached here.