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taught at Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is now at Harvard.
selected her student, Joshua Clover , as winner of the Walt Whitman Award, which has since changed its guidelines .
selected her student, Michele Glazer , as winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award Series in Poetry in 1997, which prompted AWP to change its guidelines . Glazer, who studied with Graham at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, was awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize for her second book.
chose her student, Geoffrey Nutter , as winner of the Colorado Prize in 1999.
picked Iowa graduate James McCorkle for The American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry published by Copper Canyon Press.
awarded the 2004 Barnard Women Poets Prize to her former student, Tessa Rumsey , whose first book was selected for the Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series by Jorie’s ex, James Galvin.
"’It’s hard to imagine how one could be a better teacher of poetry than she is,’ says Mark Levine , a former student who now teaches at Iowa himself."* He must have been a very good student, as Graham picked his first book for the National Poetry Series in 1992.