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Lia Purpura

Lia Purpura (author page at Amazon) is the author of seven collections of essays, poems, and translations, most recently Rough Likeness (essays). Her awards include a 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, NEA and Fulbright Fellowships, three Pushcart Prizes, work in Best American Essays 2011, the AWP Award in Nonfiction, and the Beatrice Hawley, and Ohio State University Press awards in poetry. Recent work appears in Orion, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. She is writer in residence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop. (updated 4/2013)

Purpura’s AGNI essay “Glaciology” won a Pushcart Prize and was reprinted in the 2006 anthology.

AGNI has published the following work by Lia Purpura:

Against “Gunmetal”
Being of Two Minds
Brief Treatise Against Irony
The Lustres
Memo Re: Beach Glass
Two Experiments and a Coda


AGNI has published the following translations by Lia Purpura:

Exorcist by Katarzyna Borun-Jagodzinska (translated with the author)
On Manet’s “Olympia” by Katarzyna Borun-Jagodzinska (translated with the author)

and read more

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