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. A third collection of poems, The Uses of the Body, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in spring 2015.

Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Paris Review, Tin House, Poetry, The New YorkerBoston Review, The Kenyon ReviewThe Best American Erotic Poems, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and elsewhere, 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

She directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, sons, and daughter.