Lola Haskins

Lola Haskins is the author of twelve books of poetry and three of prose. Among her honors are the Iowa Poetry Prize, two Florida Book Awards, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, several awards for narrative poetry, and the Emily Dickinson Prize from Poetry Society of America. She currently serves as Honorary Chancellor of the Florida State Poets Association. She divides her time between Gainesville, Florida and Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare



When the atoms in my body

return to stars

They will not remember

this five am

out my window,

neither the moor

asleep on the horizon,

nor, across her darkened hips,

the scatters

of bright yellow gorse.

Upcoming Appearances

Saturday, January 25 2020
Sunshine State Book Festival Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL 32606 Directions
Saturday, February 22 2020 1:00 pm
Tower Road Library Meeting Room 3020 S.W. 75th Street Gainesville, FL 32608 Directions
Tuesday, March 24 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Poetry at The Dalí The Dalí Museum Will Raymund Theater One Dalí Blvd St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Directions
Sunday, April 5 2020 2:00 pm
The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh Street Bethesda, MD 20815 Directions
Saturday, April 18 2020 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Talk and Discussion: John Clare and Me Florida State Poets Association Spring Fling The Old Richland Schoolhouse 8637 Richland School Road Zephyrhills, Florida 33540 Directions
Sunday, April 19 2020 1:30 pm
Florida Bibliophile Society University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library 405 W Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606 Directions