Angie Estes is the author of six books, most recently Parole (Oberlin College Press, 2018) and Enchantée (2013), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Audre Lorde Prize for lesbian poetry. Her previous book, Tryst, was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Chez Nous appeared in 2005, and 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 (1995), 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, grants, and residencies from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the Lannan Foundation, the California Arts Council, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Ohio Arts Council. A collection of essays on her work, The Allure of Grammar: The Glamour of Angie Estes' Poetry, is published by The University of Michigan Press. In Fall 2023, she was the Writer-in-Residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT. Her seventh book of poems is forthcoming from Unbound Edition Press.

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