D.A. Powell

Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6076 Kalmanovitz Hall 474

Biography

D. A. Powell's books include Cocktails (Graywolf, 2004) and Chronic (Graywolf, 2009), both finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (Graywolf, 2012), winner of the 2013 Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. Powell's awards include the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Kingsley Tufts Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and the California Book Award. He has taught at Columbia University, University of Iowa, and Harvard University.

Listen to D.A. Powell read at the Phi Beta Kappa literary exercises.

Education
MA, Sonoma State University
MFA, Iowa Writers' Workshop
Publications

Powell, D.A. (2004) Cocktails. Graywolf Press.

Powell, D.A. (2012) Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys. Graywolf Press.

Powell, D.A. (2009) Chronic. Graywolf Press.

Awards & Distinctions

Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America

Kingsley Tufts Prize

Pushcart Prizes

California Book Award