She is the recipient of the Discovery/The Nation Prize, and an Individual Artist’s Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. In 2012, Leithauser's book, Swoop, won the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, where she is a coordinator for the Café Muse reading series.
Poems By HAILEY LEITHAUSER
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“Was you ever bit by a dead bee?”
Hailey Leithauser has won the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award.