Poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She studied at Radcliffe College, lived briefly in The Netherlands, then taught at several institutions, notably at Cornell from 1981. Based in New York City, she won many awards, and became known for her highly personal poetry, as in Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971–2 (1973). Later works include An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988–1991 (1991) and Midnight Salvage: Poems 1995–1998 (1999).
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