Marianne Boruch, GPC 2011-2013
Marianne Boruch is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Grace,Fallen from, recently released in paperback; Poems: New and Selected; A Stick that Breaks and Breaks; Moss Burning; Descendant,and View from the Gazebo. Her two books of essays on poetry are Poetry’s Old Air in Michigan’s “Poets on Poetry” series (1993) and In the Blue Pharmacy: Essays on Poetry and Other Transformations (Trinity, 2005). Her most recent books include The Glimpse Traveler, a memoir (Indiana University Press, 2011), and The Book of Hours(Copper Canyon Press, 2011), a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts prize.
Her awards include two Pushcart Prizes, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and residencies from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center and the MacDowell Colony. She also served as artist-in-residence at Isle Royale National Park (the country’s most isolated national park). She has received a number of teaching awards from Purdue University where she developed the graduate writing program, directing it from 1987 until 2005, and where she remains on the MFA faculty.
Since 1988, she has also taught in the low-residency Warren Wilson College Program for Writers; in August 2010 she was on faculty at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and in 2012 she was on a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland.