grew up in California and lives in New Jersey. She
is the author of four volumes of poetry:
Prize in Poetry, University of Wisconsin Press),
Various Reasons of Light
The Revisionist's Dream
(Avocet Press); Basic Heart (2008 Winner X. J.
Kennedy Poetry Prize, Texas Review Press), as well as
and a novel,
Someplace Like This (Permanent Press).
A portion of her poem
First Book of the Moon is etched in marble in Penn
Station Terminal in Manhattan, part of a permanent
installation by the artist Larry Kirkland.
She has received fellowships from the National Endowment
for the Arts and the New Jersey
State Council on the Arts as well as a Pushcart Prize.
She is on the core faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson
University's low-residency MFA in the Creative Writing