Born in Oak Park, Illinois, she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Columbia College of Chicago. Her book, Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2007) was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award and on the short list for Canada's prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. She has also published many other collections of poetry including Surface Tension, Decoy, Voice-Over, which won the San Francisco State Poetry Award, and The Cloud of Knowable Things. Forthcoming in 2015 is a new collection of poems, Sentences and Rain (also from Coffee House Press). Her work is widely anthologized and appears in Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology and in several editions of The Best American Poetry. In addition to The New School, she teaches at New York University. Equi is also a published photographer who explores the relationship bewteen word and image.
Poetry, Conjunctions, The American Poetry Review, Evergreen Review, Harvard Review, Talisman, Vanitas, and Volt.
Voice-Over won the San Francisco State Poetry Award for the best book of 1998 chosen by Thom Gunn.
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