D.A. Powell


Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6066 Kalmanovitz Hall 474


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.

MA, Sonoma State University
MFA, Iowa Writers' Workshop
Briggs-Copeland Lecture in Poetry, Harvard University
McGee Professor of Writing, Davidson College
Visiting Faculty, University of Iowa
Michener Residency Writer, James Michener Center, UT-Austin
Selected Publications

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

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

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

Awards & Distinctions

Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America

Kingsley Tufts Prize

Pushcart Prizes

California Book Award