Jorie Graham was educated at a French lycée in Rome and at the Sorbonne, New York University (B.A., 1973), Columbia University, and the University of Iowa (M.F.A., 1978). She is the author of four volumes of poetry, Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts (1980), Erosion (1983), The End of Beauty (7987), and Region of Unlikeness (1991), and editor of the 1990 volume of the annual anthology, Best American Poetry. Among her prizes and honors are the Pushcart Prize (1980, 1982, 1983), the American Poetry Review prize (1982), the Whiting Foundation award (1986), and the Academy of American Poets' Lavan Award (1990). She has held fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute (1982), the Guggenheim Foundation (1983), and the National Endowment for the Arts (1985) and is now a fellow of the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation (1990‑1995). She has taught at Murray State University (1978‑79), California State University at Humboldt (197982), and Columbia University and the Writers' Community in New York City (1982‑83). Since 1983 Professor Graham has been a permanent member of the poetry faculty of the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.
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