Purpura, Lia

Lia Purpura is the author of The Brighter the Veil (Orchises, 1996), Stone Sky Lifting (Ohio State, 2000) and King Baby Poems (forthcoming, Alice James Books, 2008), winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award. Her collection of essays, On Looking (Sarabande, 2006), was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. She is Writer-in-Residence at Loyola College in Baltimore. She read at the Whole Gallery, Baltimore, in the spring of 2008 for the release of Issue 15. Her work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)