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Denise Duhamel

Denise Duhamel

Denise Duhamel's most recent poetry titles are Two and Two (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), Mille et un Sentiments (Firewheel, 2005), Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001), and The Star-Spangled Banner (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999). Her poetry is at home in such diverse anthologies as Bum Rush the Page; Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe; and The Best American Poetry. (She has been included in four issues of the latter—1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, and 2006). Duhamel has read her work on NPR and was a featured poet on the PBS special hosted by Bill Moyers, "Fooling with Words." Booklist has written of Duhamel's poems: "So overwhelming is her relish for life that embarrassment, or titillation when the subject is sexual, just doesn't stand a chance. Life-affirming without being treacly, Duhamel is a character who assures us the world is full of character." She teaches poetry at Florida International University in Miami.