visión de conjunto:Críticas Praise for The Uses of the Body Her arch observations create dark interior comedy that's reminiscent of Virginia Woolf or Sylvia Plath....Get this book.--NPR All Things Considered As Landau explores her physical self and her sexuality she's tart witty fluid direct and brutally honest and her work can be appreciated by any reader. --Library Journal Starred Review When Emerson famously wrote 'cut these words and they would bleed ' he could have been speaking of Landau. Her poems leap from the page with uncanny mortal energy. --The Rumpus Praise for The Last Usable Hour The poems of Landau's stunning second collection are dark urgent sexy deeply sad and above all powerful. --Publishers Weekly Landau's intimate lonely poems are profoundly engaged with the experience of the self in its darkest moments: when it is deprived nocturnal barely lingual...she creates a deeply erotic and resonant encounter between the lyric I and its solitude. --The Boston Review Praise for Orchidelirium Hooray for a writer who can weave presence and absence longing and loss of longing into a tapestry of language as rich honest and compelling as this. --Naomi Shihab Nye 2003 Anhinga Prize Judge With depth assurance and astonishing savoir faire Landau makes Orchidelirium a genuine orchid of a book a vivid and riveting new bloom in American letters. --Molly Peacock Reseña del editor Starred Review in Publishers Weekly: Through the cadence of these poems which sometimes resemble lullabies in their dreaminess and gorgeous lyricism Landau captures the ways humans persist despite our collective anxiety in our longing for 'something tender something that might bloom.'Deborah Landaus fourth book of poetry Soft Targets draws a bullseye on humanitys vulnerable flesh and corrupted world. In this ambitious lyric sequence the speakers fear of annihilation expands beyond the self to an imperiled planet on which all inhabitants are soft targets. Her melancholic examinations recall lifes uncanny ability to transform ordinary placessubways cafes street cornersinto sites of intense significance that weigh heavily on the modern mind.O you who want to slaughter us well be dead soon/enough whats the rush Landau writes contemplating a world beset by political tumult random violence terror attacks and climate change. Still there are the ordinary and abundant pleasures of day-to-day living though the tender exchanges of friendship and love play out against a backdrop of 21st century threats with historical echoes as neo-Nazis marching in the United States recall her grandmothers flight from Nazi Germany. Biografía del autor Deborah Landau is the author of three collections of poetry: The Uses of the Body and The Last Usable Hour both Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press and Orchidelirium selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. In 2016 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Uses of the Body was featured on NPRs All Things Considered and included on Best of 2015? lists by The New Yorker Vogue BuzzFeed and O The Oprah Magazine among others. Landau was educated at Stanford University Columbia University and Brown University where she was a Javits Fellow and received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature. She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University and lives in Brooklyn with her family.