My principal fields are postwar American poetry, postcolonial literature, and literary theory. I am the author of Mastery's End: Travel and Postwar American Poetry (University of Georgia Press, 2005) and editor of the five-volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry (Greenwood, 2005). My articles on poetry and American and Caribbean culture have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Callaloo, Profession, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other reviews and journals, and my poetry in the Atlantic Monthly, American Poetry Review, Mid-American Review, New Letters, The Literary Review, and other journals.
- Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
- M.A., University of Washington
- B.A., University of Washington
- Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship in Poetry, 2007.
- MacDowell Colony Residency, Fall 2007.
- Researcher of the Year Award, College of Arts & Sciences, Seton Hall University, 2006.
- Fulbright Fellowship, Nanjing, China, 2006.
- Booklist's Editor's Choice Award for Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets & Poetry.
- Fulbright Fellowship, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2000.
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute: Performance and Text in Caribbean Literature and Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 9--July 21, 1997.