Larissa Szporluk, GPC 2005-2006
Larissa Szporluk was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and received her BA from the University of 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.
“Animal-Man.” Poetry Foundation.
“Cuckoo.” Verse Daily.
“Interview with Matt McBride.” Memorious 11. November 2008 .