Beautifully articulated, often profound poems, invested with emotion that has been honestly and inevitably earned. -- Marlboro Review, Summer 2003
Keen in their social observation, full of slow builds and quick stabs, Orlen is the equal of anyone writing." -- Tony Hoagland
About the Author
Orlen was born and raised on Hillside Avenue in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and in the low-residency MFA Program at Warren Wilson College.