American poet whose poetry collections include Hinge & Sign, To the Quick, and Dangers. She was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
She graduated from Harvard University in 1970. Seven years later, she published Dangers, her debut poetry collection.
She was the 2009 recipient of a Genius Grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
She was born in California, and she grew up in Virginia. She married Nikolai Popov in 1987.
She was influenced by the confessional poetry of Sylvia Plath.