June 18, 2012
Dorianne Laux's 'Family Stories' to a readership of 3 million!
Dorianne Laux, renowned poet and judge of this year’s A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Contest, is being featured today by American Life in Poetry! Every week, American Life in Poetry provides a free column featuring contemporary American poetry online and to newspapers around the world. The star poem of this week’s column is “Family Stories,” from Smoke (BOA Editions 2000)!
The organization’s current online/newspaper readership stretches to about 3 million each week, in addition to the several thousand email subscribers from countries around the world: Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Indonesia, Uganda, Bangladesh, Egypt, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, and the U.K., as well as U.S. readers from Maine to Hawaii. Talk about a global audience!
It looks like iPads and bad pop music aren’t the only things the U.S. is sharing with the rest of the world, so check out americanlifeinpoetry.org to see the BOA work that everyone’s talking about! (Laux’s column number is 378).
More by Dorianne Laux from the BOA Bookstore!