Born in Atlanta in 1967, Adrienne Su studied at Harvard and the University of Virginia, and has had residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her poems appear in The New American Poets, Poetry Daily, Poetry 30, Asian-American Poetry: The Next Generation, and other anthologies. In 2003, she was the resident poet at The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire. She received a 2007 NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she is an assistant professor and poet-in-residence at Dickinson College. She received a 2007 NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry.
"So much of sobriety is just sitting around and waiting until you are allowed to go to sleep, and start over again, especially early on. But everything in this book is 100% emotionally true to my experience."
Read the interview with Kaveh Akbar about his chapbook, PORTRAIT OF AN ALCOHOLIC, where he speaks about experiences with addiction, how poetry has helped him, and the influence his words have had on others.
Look for his forthcoming full length title, CALLING A WOLF A WOLF, this September. ...