Deborah Landau is the author of The Last Usable Hour, a Lannan Literary Selection published by Copper Canyon Press, and Orchidelirium, which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in Grand Street, The Paris Review, Tin House, The Antioch Review, American Literature, The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, The Best American Erotic Poems, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and The Harvard Review, and have been translated into Mongolian, Romanian, Russian, and Greek.
She was educated at Stanford, Columbia, and Brown, where she was a Javits Fellow and received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature. For many years she co-directed the KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Series and co-hosted the video interview program Open Book on Slate.com. She is Clinical Professor and Director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, sons, and baby daughter.