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Dorothy Barresi
Dorothy Barresi
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Dorothy Barresi is the author of six poetry collections, most recently, What We Did While We Made More Guns (2018) and American Fanatics (2010) both from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her collection Post-Rapture Diner (Univ. of Pittsburg Press, 1996) won the American Book Award. Her collection, All of the Above (Beacon Press, 1991), won the Barnard College New Women Poets Prize. A winner of two Pushcart Prizes, Barresi has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. A native of Akron, Ohio, she moved to Southern California in the 1980s where she taught at California State University at Northridge for 35 years. She has been a frequent judge for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry and has conducted private workshops for many years.

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