Professor Emerita of writing in literature department, University of California at San Diego
Rae Armantrout is Professor Emerita of writing in the literature department at the University of California at San Diego. Her previous poetry collections include Versed, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award; Next Life; Up to Speed; and Veil: New and Selected Poems. She has been published in many anthologies, including The Oxford Book of American Poetry and Scribner’s Best American Poetry of 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2011, and in such magazines as Harpers, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Boston Review. She has also received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation (2008), the Fund for Poetry (1999 and 1994) and the California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship (1989).