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I hold degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia, where I was Hoyns Fellow as well as the recipient of a Javits Fellowship. Other honors include an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Merrill Moore Prize for Poetry, and the Guy Goffe Means Poetry Prize.

Originally from a small town in East Tennessee, I currently reside near Charlottesville with my husband (the poet Kevin McFadden) and work in the acquisitions department at the University of Virginia Press.

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