Lee Ann Roripaugh

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Lee Ann Roripaugh is the author of four volumes of poetry, the most recent of which, Dandarians, was released by Milkweed Editions in September 2014. Her second volume, Year of the Snake (Southern Illinois University Press), was named winner of the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award in Poetry/Prose for 2004, and her first book, Beyond Heart Mountain (Penguin Books), was a 1998 winner of the National Poetry Series. The recipient of a 2003 Archibald Bush Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship, she was also named the 2004 winner of the Prairie Schooner Strousse Award, the 2001 winner of the Frederick Manfred Award for Best Creative Writing awarded by the Western Literature Association, and the 1995 winner of the Randall Jarrell ...more

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Year of the Snake

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Diane Mccarthy Thank you for being my friend!!


Catherine Hi Lee Ann! I look forward to reading your poetry. -)


Daniel
Lee, I've added your books Beyond Heart Mountain: Poems and Year of the Snake to my to-read list.


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