B.A., Tufts University; M.F.A., Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas. Poet and translator. Author, Meditations on Rising and Falling (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008); has published poems and translations in Gettysburg Review, Best New Poets 2006, Exile Quarterly, Marlboro Review, Mid-American Review, New Orleans Review, Nimrod, Seneca Review, others. Editor, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review (2003–05). Has worked as human rights activist in El Salvador and as labor organizer in the Hudson Valley; taught writing at Marist College; led poetry workshops at University of California–Los Angeles Writers’ Program. Recipient, Brittingham Poetry Prize; American Literary Translators Association Conference Fellowship; Adele Steiner Burleson Poetry Award. Codirector, Center for Faculty and Curricular Development (2012– ); Faculty, Institute for Writing and Thinking. At Bard since 2005.