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Name  Arda Collins
Role  Poet
Education  Iowa Writers' Workshop

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Books  It is Daylight, Another Way of Life

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Arda Collins is an American poet, and winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition.


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Collins worked on public television documentaries from 1997-2003.

Her book It Is Daylight was selected by Louise Gl├╝ck for the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Glenn Schaeffer Fellow, and the University of Denver, where she received a Ph.D. in poetry.

She has taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, New York University, and at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. She is currently the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer in Residence at Smith College.

Her poems have been published in journals and magazines including The New Yorker, jubilat, The American Poetry Review, A Public Space and Gutcult.


  • 2008 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.
  • 2008 American Academy of Arts and Sciences' (AAAS) Poetry Prize
  • 2008 May Sarton Prize
  • References

    Arda Collins Wikipedia

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