Meet Our TQ14 Poetry Open Contest Judge: Denise Duhamel


Tupelo Quarterly is thrilled to announce that Denise Duhamel has been chosen to judge the TQ14 Poetry Open. Duhamel has published several books of poetry: Blowout (University of Pittsburgh, 2013), Ka-Ching (University of Pittsburgh, 2009), Kinky (Orchises Press, 1997), Queen for a Day: Selected andNew Poems (University of Pittsburgh, 2001), and A Star Spangled  Banner (SIU Press, 1999), which was the winner of the Crab Orchard Poetry Prize the same year of its publication.

Duhamel has received many awards for her writing, including a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, as well as having several of her poems featured in Best American Poetry, which she served as a guest editor for in 2013. Her writing has been described as “honest, truly remarkable,” and “soul bearing” by the Coal Hill Review. Her work has also been praised by Publisher’s Weekly, Heavy Feather Review, and many others.

Duhamel was born and raised in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She received her BFA at Emerson College and her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. She is currently a professor of literature and writing at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Submission guidelines for the TQ14 Poetry Open Contest can be found here.