Connection to Illinois: Diaz is Associate Professor and Chair of the English department at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Biography: Joan Diaz grew up in Billerica, Massachusetts. She received her BA from Tufts University; her MFA from New York University, where she was a New York Times fellow; and her PhD in English literature from Northwestern University, where she wrote a dissertation that focused on English Renaissance complaint poetry. Diaz's poetry has appeared in AGNI, The American Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner, among other publications. She is also a past recipient of writing fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
- ''My Favorite Tyrants'',
- -- The Brittingham Prize in Poetry
- ''The Lessons'',
- -- Gerald Cable Book Award
|My Favorite Tyrants
ISBN: 0299297845 OCLC: 874965494 University of Wisconsin Press, 2014.
ISBN: 1878851594 OCLC: 683247731 Silverfish Review Press : Eugene, OR : 2011. Poems.