Department of English


Deborah Landau is a masterful writer of poetry, essays, and articles. She received her bachelor�s degree from Stanford University, her Masters from Columbia, and her P.H.D. (in English) from Brown. Landau is a winner of the Los Angeles Poetry in the Windows Contest, serves as co-director of the KGB Monday Night Poetry Reading Series and is currently Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of the New School Writing Program in New York. A book of her poetry, titled Orchidelirium, won her the Anhinga Prize for Poetry in 2003. Landau is currently the Director of Creative Writing at NYU.

Praise for Deborah Landau and her book, Orchidelirium :

"You'll find a stunning cleanliness of movement and image in these delicious, evocative, sexy poems." -- Naomi Shihab Nye (2003 Anhinga Prize judge)

"Passionate, stylish, and subtle, the poetry in Deborah Landau's remarkable debut collection peels back the layers of how we live now � and also how we die. With depth, assurance, and astonishing savoir faire Landau makes Orchidelirium a genuine orchid of a book, a vivid and riveting new bloom in American letters." -- Molly Peacock

Elm editor, Katie Blaha 09', takes notes during Landau's reading.

Deborah Landau and Literary House Director, Josh Shenk, listen to student questions.

Landau answers questions concerning her inspiration and process.