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Olga Broumas

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Name  Olga Broumas

Role  Poet
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Education  University of Oregon (1973), University of Pennsylvania (1970)
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry
Books  Beginning with O, Sappho's gymnasium, Rave: Poems 1975‑1999, Black Holes - Black Sto, Pastoral jazz

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Olga Broumas (born 6 May 1949, Hermoupolis) is a Greek poet, resident in the United States.

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Décolletage - Olga Broumas (audio poem)


Biography

Born and raised in Greece, Broumas secured a fellowship through the Fulbright program to study in the United States at the University of Pennsylvania; she earned her bachelor's degree in architecture. She later went on to earn a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Oregon.

Her first collection of poems, Beginning with O, contains erotic poems toward her women lovers. Broumas was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series in 1977, the first non-native speaker of English to receive this award. Other honors have included a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been Poet-in-Residence and Director of Creative Writing at Brandeis University since 1995. She spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she, in the Eighties, founded and taught at a school for female artists called Freehand, Inc.

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Olga Broumas Wikipedia


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