Dorianne Laux's Writings
Once Was Blip
Dorianne LauxWaitress When I was young and had to rise at 5 amI did not look at the lamplight slicingthrough the blinds and say: Once againI have survived the night. I did not raisemy two hands to my face and whisper:This is the miracle of my flesh. I walkedtoward the cold water waiting to be releasedand turned the tap so I could listen to itthrash...
O Magazine, for example, would love her poems, as would its readers. I think of her as the Ricky Lee Jones of poetry. They are often sweet without being sentimental. Her poems are little songs of honest hope. --Dean Rader”
Dorianne Laux’s most recent collections are The Book of Men and Facts about the Moon. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Oregon Book Award and The Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, Laux is also author of Awake, What We...