Degrees and Institutions:
Ph.D., Stanford University, Modern Thought & Literature, 1991
M.A., Boston University, English & Creative Writing, 1980
A.B., Princeton University, magna cum laude, Comparative Literature, 1978
Courses Regularly Taught: (Graduate) Techniques of Poetry, the Advanced Poetry Workshop, the Graduate Poetry Workshop, and the Contemporary Poetry Seminar, and two Undergraduate Poetry Workshops
Area: Creative Writing, Poetry
Research Interests: Creative nonfiction; modern American literature; history of science; history of ideas
"The Book of Telling:Tracing the Secrets of My Father's Lives," Random House/Schocken Books, 2005. Praised by best selling authors Alan Lightman, Diane Middlebrook, and Edmund White as "...a gripping personal memoir ... at once her own story and the tale of a nation." More information available at www.thebookoftelling.com.
"The Artificial Paradise: Science Fiction and American Reality," in the series "Studies in Literature and Science," University of Michigan Press, 1995.
"During Ceasefire," poetry, Harper & Row, 1985.
Additional publications in The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Parnassus, Harvard Magazine, and numerous journals.
College English Association of Ohio Nancy Dasher Book Award: The Book of Telling
The National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
The Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University
Two Ohio Arts Council Fellowships in poetry and in nonfiction.