Dolores Hayden’s poems about American places have appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, The Yale Review, Southwest Review, Raritan, Best American Poetry, and Architrave. She’s received The Writer/Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, as well as the Barbara Bradley Award and the Boyle/Farber Award from the New England Poetry Club. Her most recent collections are American Yard (2004) and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (2010). She has been a poetry fellow at Djerassi and VCCA as well as a Guggenheim, ACLS, and NEA fellow. 

Hayden’s books on the history of American urban landscapes include Building Suburbia (2003), A Field Guide to Sprawl (2004), and The Power of Place (1995). She is a professor of architecture, urbanism, and American Studies at Yale University where she teaches a seminar called “Poets’ Landscapes.”