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Lucie Brock-Broido (May 22, 1956 – March 6, 2018) was an American author of four collections of poetry.
She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received many honors, including the Witter-Bynner prize of Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction in Teaching, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Guggenheim fellowship.
Life and career
Her long narrative poem, Jessica from the Well, tells the story of 18-month-old Jessica McClure, who was trapped in a well in Texas, from McClure's point of view, describing her as having a basic understanding of the physical and mythic elements of her situation. It has been reprinted numerous times.
Awards and honors
- Brock-Broido, Lucie (1988). A hunger. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
- — (1995). The master letters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
- Trouble in Mind (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004)
- Stay, Illusion (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)
List of poems
|Noctuary||2013||Brock-Broido, Lucie (April 15, 2013). "Noctuary". The New Yorker. 89 (9): 36–37. Retrieved 2016-08-05.|
Critical studies and reviews of Brock-Broido's work
- Chiasson, Dan (October 28, 2013). "The ghost writer: Lucie Brock-Broido's "Stay, Illusion"". The Critics. Books. The New Yorker. 89 (34): 78–79. Retrieved 2017-06-18.
- "Lucie Brock-Broido". poets.org. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
- Brock-Broido, Lucie (1988). "Jessica, from the Well". A Hunger. New York: Knopf. ISBN 9780394563374.
- Press, Associated (March 7, 2018). "Poet Lucie Brock-Broido dead at 61". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- Kirsten Reach (January 14, 2014). "NBCC finalists announced". Melville House Publishing. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- "Announcing the National Book Critics Awards Finalists for Publishing Year 2013". National Book Critics Circle. January 14, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
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