Angie Estes is the author of five books, most recently
(Oberlin College Press, 2013), winner of the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Tryst (Oberlin College Press, 2009) was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Her previous book,
Chez Nous, also from Oberlin, appeared in 2005. Her second book,
Voice-Over (Oberlin College Press, 2002), 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 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 MacDowell Colony, and the Ohio Arts Council.
Her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including
The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Boston Review,
Slate, and in the anthologies Gondola Signore Gondola: Venice in 20
Century American Poetry
(Supernova Edizioni, Venezia, 2007),
Contemporary Poetry in the United States: A Bilingual English-Cyrillic Edition
(Russia: OGI Press, 2007),
Evensong: Contemporary American Poets on Spirituality (Bottom Dog Press, 2006), The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia University Press, 2001), and The Geography of Home: California and the Poetry of Place
(Heyday Press, 1999). Her essays have appeared in FIELD, Lyric Poetry Review, Children’s Literature, Christianity and Literature, Little Women: Norton Critical Edition, and in
Every Passing Breath: Contemporary Poets Respond to the Psalms.
Estes received her Ph.D. and M.A. in English from the University of Oregon and was for several years Professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is on the faculty of Ashland University's low residency MFA program.