Sharon Doubiago is a prolific poet who knows herself intimately and is deeply committed to her craft. On her latest collection, Love on the Streets: Selected and New Poems, she confidently states "the new poems just keep coming." Love on the Streets features selections from four of Doubiago's books of poetry, two of which are book length poems (a style for which she is noted), Hard Country and South America Mi Hija.
It also includes poems from the collections Psyche Drives the Coast and Body and Soul. Among Doubiago's other work is a third book length poem, The Husband Arcane: The Arcane of O, and two short fiction collections: The Book of Seeing With One's Own Eyes, and El Niño.
Doubiago holds three Pushcart Prizes for poetry and the Oregon Book Award for Psyche Drives the Coast. She has been nominated twice for the National Book Award. Doubiago is an online mentor in Creative Writing for the University of Minnesota and a board member of PEN Oakland, a chapter of PEN Center USA, which supports the literary arts within the multicultural community.
Added by The Booksmith on January 28, 2009