Leslie Ullman

New Mexico, United States

Member Since: 11/14/2011


Leslie Ullman has published four collections of poetry, most recently Progress on the Subject of Immensity. She is Professor Emerita at University of Texas-El Paso, where she established the Bilingual Creative Writing Program and taught for 27 years. Currently she is on the faculty of the low-residency program at Vermont College of the Fine Arts, where she has taught since 1981. In addition to poetry publications in numerous journals, her reviews and craft essays have appeared in The Writers Chronicle, Numero Cinq, Kenyon Review, and Poetry Magazine. Awards include the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, the Iowa Poetry Prize, the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award in Poetry, and two NEA Fellowships. She resides in Taos, New Mexico and has taught as a certified ski instructor at Taos Ski Valley since 2006.

Website: www.leslieullman.com


Publications

  • Natural Histories , Yale University Press (Yale Series of Younger Poets) (April 1979)
  • Dreams by No One's Daughter , University of Pittsburgh Press (April 1987)
  • Slow Work Through Sand , University of Iowa Press (Iowa Poetry Prize (1998)
  • Progress on the Subject of Immensity , University of New Mexico Press, 2013 (August 5, 2013)

Awards

  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship(1976)
  • Yale Series of Younger Poets Award(1979)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship(1989)
  • Iowa Poetry Prize(1998)
  • New Mexico/Arizona Book Award in Poetry(2014)

Employment

  • Professor of English/Creative Writing at University of Texas-El Paso (August 1979 - January 2005)
  • Faculty member at Vermont College Low-Residendy MFA Program (January 1981 - )

Degrees

  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from University of Iowa Writers Workshop (May 1974)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry