The Book of Men finds Laux at her best. She's witty, engaging, and candid...Echoes of Whitman are everywhere in The Book of Men. Both Whitman and Laux are profoundly democratic poets. Anyone can live in their poems, and their poems can live anywhere. The Rumpus
Dorianne Laux has been a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.