Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Carol Muske Dukes


Camouflage. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1975.

Skylight. Doubleday, 1981 (reprinted by Carnegie-Mellon UP, 1997).

Wyndmere. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985.

Applause. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989.

Red Trousseau. Penguin, 1993.

An Octave Above Thunder: New & Selected Poems. Penguin, 1997.

Sparrow. Random House, 2003.


Life After Death. Random House, 2001.

Saving St Germ. Viking, 1993; Penguin, 1995.

Dear Digby. Viking, 1989; Washington Square P, 1991.


Married to the Icepick Killer: A Poet in Hollywood. Random House, 2002.

Women & Poetry: Truth, Autobiography & The Shape of the Self, Critical Essays. U of Michigan P, 1997.


Eating the Menu. Edited by BE Taylor, WC Brown, 1974.

The American Poetry Anthology. Edited by Daniel Halpern, Avon, 1975.

The Pushcart Prize Anthology

Poet's Choice

Woman Poet


Ms, Oui, The New Yorker, Field, Esquire, American Poetry Review, New York Times, Paris Review, Parnassus, Antaeus, New York Times, The Nation, Western Humanities Review, New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Southern Poetry Review, Columbia, Virginia Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, Yale Review, Village Voice


Chicago Tribune, May 23, 1989.

Los Angeles Times, April 6, 1989.

Los Angeles Times Book Review, December 1, 1985; May 21, 1989.

New York Times Book Review, November 3, 1985; April 16, 1989; September 24, 1989.

Washington Post, April 24, 1989.


Finalist, National Book Award, 2003.

Nominee, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, for An Octave Above Thunder, 2000.

Witter Bynner Fellowship, Library of Congress, 1997 (chosen by Robert Pinsky, the US Poet Laureate)

Dylan Thomas Poetry Award, New School for Social Research, 1973, for "Swansong"

Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award, Poetry Society, 1979

Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1981

Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1984

Fellowship, Ingram/Merrill Foundation, 1988

Best American Poetry

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