Former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire whose works include Constance, Let Evening Come, and The Boat of Quiet Hours. She was the 1994 recipient of the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry.
She attended the University of Michigan. She published her debut poetry collection, From Room to Room, in 1978.
She struggled with depression throughout her adult life and died of leukemia in her late forties.
She married fellow poet Donald Hill on June 19, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Her poem, "Let Evening Come," was read by Cameron Diaz in the film In Her Shoes.