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Lucie Brock-Broido

Lucie Brock-Broido (born 22 May 1956 in Pittsburgh, PA) is the author of four collections of poetry. She has received many honors, including the Witter-Bynner prize of Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction in Teaching, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Guggenheim fellowship. She was described as an Elliptical Poet by critic Stephen Burt.[citation needed]

A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, Brock-Broido is currently Director of Poetry in the Writing Division at Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City.[citation needed]

She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City.[citation needed]

Her long narrative poem "Jessica from the Well" tells the story of Jessica McClure being trapped in a well from McClure's point of view, describing her as having a basic understanding of the physical and mythic elements of her situation. It has been reprinted numerous times.[1]


Awards and honorsEdit



  • Brock-Broido, Lucie (1988). A hunger. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 
  • — (1995). The master letters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 
  • Trouble in Mind (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004)
  • Stay, Illusion (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)

List of poemsEdit

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
Noctuary 2013 Brock-Broido, Lucie (April 15, 2013). "Noctuary". The New Yorker. 89 (9): 36–37. 

Critical studies and reviews of Brock-Broido's workEdit


  1. ^ Brock-Broido, Lucie (1988). "Jessica, from the Well". A Hunger. New York: Knopf. ISBN 9780394563374. 
  2. ^ Kirsten Reach (January 14, 2014). "NBCC finalists announced". Melville House Publishing. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Announcing the National Book Critics Awards Finalists for Publishing Year 2013". National Book Critics Circle. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 

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