Denise Duhamel

Denise Duhamel’s most recent books of poetry are Second Story (Pittsburgh, 2021) and Scald (Pittsburgh, 2017). Blowout (Pittsburgh, 2013) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, she is a distinguished university professor at Florida International University in Miami.

  • The Last Time I Saw My Mother Before the Pandemic, #Me Too & Ready

    was on Valentine’s Day 2020. The residents who were able to sit up
  • Beginning and Whatever Doesn’t Kill Your Mother Makes Her Stronger

    One of the first days my mom’s in the ICU, I try to describe
  • Dear American Amnesia

    I know you are only trying to make
  • The Unreturning, 2019

    Suddenly cops crushed black citizens, hurled

    my face is old now

    It is only playing Words With Friend
  • Danger: A Triptych

    I thought at first it was a rock, a pebble my own tire had somehow kicked up in a weird curve.  I kept driving to my
  • Paradise

    Our little vacation town in Spain is packed.  The driving, slow. Things have changed