M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, 1979
Creative Writing; Poetry Writing; 20th-century poetry
Marianne Boruch (Professor, MFA University of Massachusetts 1979) is a poet who has taught at Purdue since 1987, developing and directing the M.F.A. Program since its beginning in 1987 until 2005. Her work includes six collections of poetry--Grace, Fallen from (Wesleyan University Press, 2008); Poems New & Selected, A Stick that Breaks and Breaks and Moss Burning (Oberlin College Press, 2004, 1997, 1995); Descendant; and View from the Gazebo (Wesleyan, 1989, 1985)--and two books of essays on poetry, In the Blue Pharmacy: Essays on Poetry and Other Transformations; and Poetry's Old Air. Her poems and essays have been published in such places as The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry London, Iowa Review, The Georgia Review, APR, Poetry, and have been anthologized in The Best American Poetry, 2009 and 1997; Boomer Girls; Poets of the New Century; Poets Reading: The Field Symposia; American Alphabets; Poetry 180, and elsewhere. Her awards include two Pushcart Prizes, the Terrence DePres Award from Parnassus, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, Ragdale, The American Academy in Rome, and The Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN.