Lola Haskins

Lola Haskins
Photograph by Kor Photography, from Desire Lines (BOA, 2004).
Lola Haskins's poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, The London Review of Books, Beloit Poetry Journal, Georgia Review, Southern Review, etc. and has been broadcast on NPR and BBC. Her most recent book is Desire Lines (BOA, 2004). This includes new poems as well as selections from all her previous books except The Rim Benders (Anhinga, 2001) and Extranjera (Story Line, 1989). Among Ms. Haskins’ awards are the Iowa Poetry Prize (for Hunger); narrative poetry prizes from Southern Poetry Review and the New England Review; the Emily Dickinson/Writer Magazine Award from the Poetry Society of America; two NEAs and four grants from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Besides writing poetry, Ms. Haskins enjoys performance, especially in collaboration. Most recently, she shared the title role of Mata Hari with a dancer in a full-length ballet whose libretto she wrote for Dance Alive!, a touring dance company. She is a director of From the Fishouse.

First posted on April 14, 2005 6:49 AM