Deborah Landau was born in Colorado and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was educated at Stanford, Columbia, and Brown, where she was a Javits Fellow and earned a Ph.D. in English and American Literature. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Grand Street, Crab Orchard Review, Barrow Street, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Gulf Coast, and she has published critical articles on contemporary American poetry. She was a two-time winner of the Los Angeles Poetry in the Windows Contest and a National Poetry Series finalist, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

Landau has taught at Brown, Antioch, and NYU, and is a core faculty member and Assistant Chair of the Writing Program at The New School. She lives in New York City.

Author photo by Marion Ettlinger

Orchidelirium by Deborah Landau
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