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Malech, Dora

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Comments from the author about writing: Dora Malech's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, and Best New Poets, among

Dora Malech

other publications. She is the author of two collections of poems, and she has given poetry readings across the US and abroad. She earned a BA in Fine Arts from Yale University and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Iowa City where she coordinates the Iowa Youth Writing Project, a language arts outreach program. She is passionate about inspiring and empowering individuals through language arts, literature, and creative thinking, and she enjoys working with writers and readers of all ages.


Literary awards received and date received:

  • Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, 2010

  • Saint Mary's College of California Distinguished Poet-in Residence, 2010

  • Civitella Ranieri Foundation Writer's Fellowship, 2009

  • Augustana College Teaching-Writing Fellowship, 2007-2010

  • Glenn Schaeffer Poetry Award, 2005

  • Iowa Writers Workshop Truman Capote & Teaching Writing Fellowships, 2003-2005

  • Yale University Frederick M. Clapp Poetry Prize, 2003

Book Types: Poetry Collection

Audience Types: Adult

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Fees are negotiable based the particular circumstances.

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County: Johnson

Books By This Author

  • Say So, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, Cleveland, Ohio, 2011
  • Shore Ordered Ocean, Waywiser Press, London, UK & Baltimore, MD, 2009



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