Arizona-born poet whose works include Margaret & Dusty: Poems, Mysteries of Small Houses, and Grave of Light. For her 2001 collection, Disobedience, she received the International Griffin Poetry Prize.
She graduated from Barnard College and subsequently received her M.F.A. from the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop.
A Pulitzer Prize nominee, she was the recipient of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
She married fellow poet
Susan Howe is another prominent female poet.