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|Genre||Poetry, literary fiction|
She was raised on Boston's north shore.
She graduated from the University of Michigan, with an MFA, and was a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University and the Diane Middlebrook poetry fellow at the University of Wisconsin. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
- Loose Strife. University of Pittsburgh Press. 2015.
- Water Puppets. University of Pittsburgh Press. 2011.
- Controvertibles. University of Pittsburgh Press. 2004. ISBN 978-0-8229-5860-4.
- Asylum. University of Pittsburgh Press. 2001. ISBN 978-0-8229-5769-0.
- Boller, Diane (2003). Diane Boller, Don Selby, Chryss Yost, eds. Poetry daily: 366 poems from the world's most popular poetry website. Sourcebooks, Inc. p. 482. ISBN 978-1-4022-0151-6.
- Ed Ochester, ed. (2007). American poetry now: Pitt poetry series anthology. University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 978-0-8229-4310-5.
- H.L. Hix, ed. (2008). New Voices: Contemporary Poetry from the United States. Irish Pages. ISBN 978-0-9544257-9-1.
- "If, Then". The New Yorker. The New Yorker. May 2000.
- "Gnosticism". Ploughshares. Ploughshares. Spring 2006. Archived from the original on November 4, 2007.
- "Structuralism". Ploughshares. Ploughshares. Spring 2006. Archived from the original on November 4, 2007.
- "errata from the field: demographics", AGNI
- "mission statement, or the Saturday after Sinatra died", AGNI
- "The impulsive man acts with fierceness", Kenyon Review, April 2009[permanent dead link]
- "Doug Flutie's 1984 Orange Bowl Hail Mary as Water into Fire ", Crossroads
- "Cruz del Condor", Linebreak
Awards and honors
- 2012 PEN/Open Book, finalist, Water Puppets
- 2010 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, Water Puppets