David and Ruth Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature; Faculty, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Literature, Written Arts
Biography:B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison. Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Columbia University. Poet and essayist. Eight volumes of poetry, including Or to Begin Again (2009; nominated for a National Book Award); Hum (2005); If in Time: Selected Poems 1975ï¿½2000 (2001). Essays collected in The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience (2005). Visiting core critic (sculpture), Yale Graduate School of the Arts. Recipient, MacArthur Fellowship (1993); Guggenheim Fellowship (1986). At Bard since 1997.