Saturday, November 15, 2008

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Carol Muske-Dukes appointed California poet laureate LA Times: Nov 14, 2008

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Carol Muske-Dukes as California's new Poet Laureate.

Muske-Dukes, who has reviewed for the Los Angeles Times, has written seven books of poetry; her most recent, Sparrow, was nominated for a National Book Award. She has also written two collections of essays and four novels, including 2007's Channeling Mark Twain, which was an L.A. Times bestseller (coincidentally, one of its characters is a stuffy former poet laureate).

Muske-Dukes is a professor at USC, where she began teaching more than 20 years ago. She is a founder of USC's PhD program in creative writing, known as one of the country's best. READ MORE

The Invention of Cuisine
by Carol Muske-Dukes


Imagine for a moment
the still life of our meals,
meat followed by yellow cheese,
grapes pale against the blue armor of fish.


. . . more @ The Poetry Foundation

Check Out Carol Muske-Dukes @ Burbank Public Library

Sparrow
Carol Muske-Dukes - Random, 2003
"Sparrow, a new volume of poetry by acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Carol Muske-Dukes, draws the reader into a world of love and loss.

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