Marianne Boruch


Marianne Boruch’s eleven books of poetry include Bestiary Dark (Copper Canyon, 2021) triggered by her 2019 Fulbright in Australia observing its astonishing wildlife. Her prose: three essay collections, recently The Little Death of Self (Michigan’s “Poets on Poetry” Series), and a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler (Indiana, 2011). Among her honors: the Kingsley-Tufts Award for The Book of Hours, a Guggenheim, two NEAs, and residencies at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, two national parks (Denali and Isle Royale) and a previous Fulbright at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Her work appears in APR, Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. After 33 years teaching at Purdue, Boruch retired and was named an emeritus professor in 2018. Since 1988, she has been on faculty at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.