Angie Estes

Angie Estes is the author of six books of poems, most recently Parole (Oberlin College Press, 2018). Her previous book, Enchantée (Oberlin, 2013), won the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and the 2014 Audre Lorde Poetry Prize, and Tryst (Oberlin, 2009) was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Her second book, Voice-Over, won the 2001 FIELD Poetry Prize and was also awarded the 2001 Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America. Her first book, The Uses of Passion, was the winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize. The recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, she has also received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

  • She Said She Saw Vowels

    underneath her birdfeeder
  • Nice Dark One

    Yours is a noble bio, one note

    I’ll call you nowhere, now

    It’s a far cry from the blaze we light
  • Cache

    Here lies a hectic site, la Cité
  • Hail to Thee,

    I write, my wrist nodding
  • Ars Poetica

    The shell of the papershell pecan can easily be broken
  • Che Fai Di Bello

    They are burning the fields in