Poet, Fiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
The Academy of American Poets' Lamont prize, a National Poetry Series Selection, and two nominations for the National Book Award. Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems won the 1998 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. I was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and, in 2008, a medal from the Ministry of Culture of Vietnam for my translations of Vietnamese poetry and leadership in the restoration of the ancient text collection at its National Library.