Norman Dubie is the author of twenty-three books, including most recently The Insomniac Liar of Topo (2007), Ordinary Mornings of a Coliseum (2004), and The Mercy Seat: Collected & New Poems 1967-2001 (2001), all from Copper Canyon Press, as well as a collection of aphorisms, The Clouds of Magellan (Recursos de Santa Fe, 1991) and his earlier Selected and New Poems (Norton, 1983), among many other notable collections. His writing has been translated into more than thirty languages, and he is the recipient of the Bess Hokin Award from the Modern Poetry Association, the PEN USA prize for best poetry collection in 2001, and fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His book-length futurist work, The Spirit Tablets at Goa Lake, was published serially in three issues of Blackbird, concluding in Fall 2003 (v2n2), and can be found in our archives. Dubie lives in Tempe, Arizona, and is Regents’ Professor of English at Arizona State University.
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