Larissa Szporluk, GPC 2005-2006
Szporluk was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and received her BA from the
Michigan. She studied at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and received an MA
in Literature at the University of California Berkeley and an MFA from
the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns fellow. She
began her full-time teaching career at Bowling
Green State University in 2000 and has since become an associate
professor of Creative Writing and Literature. In 2005, she was a
visiting professor at Cornell University. She is the author of five
books of poetry: Dark
Sky Question, winner of the Barnard Poetry Prize (Beacon Press 1998); Isolato,
winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize (University of Iowa Press 2000); The Wind, Master Cherry, The Wind (Alice
James Books 2003); Embryos and Idiots (Tupelo
Press 2007); and Traffic with Macbeth (2011). Her work is included in several editions of Best
American Poetry as well as New American
Voices, 20th-century American Poetry,
Contemporary Poetry in the U.S.,
and numerous other anthologies. In 2003, she received a National
Endowment for the Arts grant and in 2009, a Guggenheim fellowship.
“Orrido.” Caffeine Destiny
“Windmill.” Verse Daily 2006.
“Four Poems.” Web Del Sol.
“Cuckoo.” Verse Daily.
“Interview with Matt McBride.” Memorious 11. November