Part Time Assistant Professor
Her memoir The Bishop's Daughter, a New York Times Editors Choice, was published in May, 2008 and The White Blackbird, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter, to be reissued in paperback this spring, was a New York Times Notable Book in 1996. She is the author of three collections of poems Red Shoes, Darling and Memoir and edited Amy Lowell: Selected Poems for the Library of America and co-edited The Stray Dog Cabaret, A Book of Russian Poems translated by Paul Schmidt. Forthcoming is Poems from the Women's Movement, also from the Library of America. Her play Mourning Pictures, was produced on Broadway and published in The New Women’s Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women, which she edited, and she has been a theatre critic for The New York Times. She has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Poems and prose have appeared in The New Yorker, Salmagundi, Conjunctions, The New Republic, The American Scholar, Open City, the Paris Review and other journals and anthologies. She has taught in the New School Graduate Writing Program since 1999 and has taught nonfiction in the graduate programs at the University of Iowa and Columbia University School of the Arts and poetry at Wesleyan University.