Visiting Distinguished Writer in Residence
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Classical Studies, Written Arts
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto. A poet, essayist, critic, translator, and classics scholar, she is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, Guggenheim Fellowship, Los Angeles Times Book Critics Award, Pushcart Prize, and many other distinguished awards. She has published 18 books that merge poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, and translation, and has also collaborated on performance pieces with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, and Kim Anno, among other artists. Recent publications include Red Doc>; Antigonick; NOX; Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides; If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho; The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos; Men in the Off Hours
, and Autobiography of Red
. She previously taught at New York University; University of Michigan; University of California, Berkeley; McGill University; Emory University; Princeton University; and University of Calgary. Additional awards: Berlin Prize, T. S. Eliot Prize, J. Paul Getty Resident Scholar, Member of the Order of Canada, Griffin Poetry Prize, Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, and several National Book Critics Circle Award nominations. At Bard since 2014.