March 3, 1957
She taught at Dickinson College, Randolph College, the University of Michigan. She is the Director of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, where she has been on the poetry faculty since 1983.
Her work has appeared in Crazy Horse, The Missouri Review, Ironwood, Iowa Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, The Kenyon Review, and The Yale Review, and she is among the poets included in The Broadview Anthology of Poetry, edited by Herbert Rosengarten and Amanda Goldrick-Jones.
- 1990 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for Walking Distance
- 1994 Sherwood Anderson Fellowship
- two NEA fellowships
- "Discovery"/The Nation prize.
- Walking Distance. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1991. ISBN 978-0-8229-3687-9.
- Fimbul-Winter. Four Way Books. 2010. ISBN 978-1-9355-3604-8.
- ""The Third Image": Constellations of Correspondence in Emily Dickinson, Joseph Cornell, and Charles Simic". THE CORTLAND REVIEW. Spring 2008.
- Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2009. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009.
- Of English, University of Missouri--Columbia. Dept (1982). The Missouri review.