Dorianne Laux

Dorianne Laux’s fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon (W.W. Norton, 2005), won the Oregon Book Award. Laux is also the author of Awake, What We Carry, and Smoke, all from BOA Editions, as well as Superman: The Chapbook and Dark Charms, both from Red Dragonfly Press. She teaches poetry at North Carolina State University.

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Mount Rushmore and the Hells Angels

We felt out of place, standing there in our Bermudas among the leathered others, the men’s spiderweb beards, the women’s leatherette vests crushing their breasts, tattoos inked on biceps bronzed by the Dakota sun. And yet,…