Brief Resume




Questions in the Vestibule, Northwestern University Press, 2016

Talking to the Dead,  essays, Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2015 

The Golden Road, poetry, Northwestern University Press, 2012

Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry, Paul Dry Books, 2011

The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present   co-edited with Peter Constantine, Edmund Keeley, and Karen Van Dyck ,  W.W. Norton, 2010

Classics, essays, Textos Books, 2007

The River of Forgetfulness, David Robert Books, 2006

Laws,  poetry,  Zoo Press, 2004

Indelible, poetry, Wesleyan University Press, 2001

Merrill, Cavafy, Poems, and Dreams, essays, University of Michigan Press, 2001

Halfway Down the Hall, poetry, Wesleyan University Press, 1998

The Double Legacy,  essays, Faber & Faber, 1995

The Empty Bed, poetry, Wesleyan University Press, 1995

Other Worlds Than This, translations, Rutgers University Press, 1994

Mirrors of Astonishment, poetry, Rutgers University Press, 1992

Unending Dialogue: Voices from an AIDS Poetry Workshop, anthology, 1991

Living in Time, essays, Rutgers University Press, 1990

Pass It On, poetry, Princeton University Press, 1989

A Son from Sleep, poetry, Wesleyan University Press, 1987

Form, Cycle, Infinity: Landscape Imagery in the Poetry of Robert Frost and

   George Seferis, Associated University Press, 1985

Slow Transparency, poetry, Wesleyan University Press, 1983

Starting from Troy, poetry, David R. Godine, 1975


Selected Translations 


Seneca, Oedipus, Johns Hopkins Roman Drama Series, 1994

Euripides Helen, University of Pennsylvania Greek Drama Series, 1997

Euripides  Iphigenia in Aulis, In preparation


Poetry Publications


Recently Anthologized


“Canto” in A Modern Don Juan: Cantos for These Times by Divers Hands,

ed. Andy Croft and N.S. Thompson (Five Leaves, UK, 2014)


“The Lost Bottle,” in The Book of Scented Things: One Hundred Contemporary Poems about Perfume, ed. Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby (Literary House Press, 2014)


Recent Periodicals


“Two Scenes,” “Shirley’s Landscape,” “Reading in the Garden,” St. Ann’s Review Winter 2014-2015, 6-9

“Red, Blue, Red,” “Slow Green,” “Equipoise,” First Things, Summer & Fall 2014

“Messages,” The New Criterion, November 2014

“Ghost Yogurt,” Yale Review, Fall 2014

“Recognitions,” Academy of American Poets Website, May 2014

“The Death Row Dream,” New Haven Review, Summer 2014

“The Recording Angel,” The Progressive, Fall 2014

“Poetreef,” (London) Times Literary Supplement, August 15, 2014


Recent Essays


“Talking to My Father,” Southwest Review Vol. 99 #2, Spring 2014, 266-275.

“Commentary (Freelance),” (London) Times Literary Supplement, October 3, 2014

“Reading, Writing, Teaching, Time,” Writer’s Chronicle (AWP), February 2015


Recent Book Reviews


Giorgios Vizyenos, Thracian Tales, tr. Peter Mackridge,  (London) Times Literary Supplement, November 7, 2014

Steven Pinker, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’ Guide to Writing in the 21st Century,   American Scholar, Autumn 2014, 106-108.

George Green, Lord Byron’s Foot, Hopkins Review, Summer 2014, 422-4

The Hippocrates Prize 2013: Winning and Commended Poems, The Lancet Vol. 382 December 14 2013

Christopher Bakken, Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table, The New Criterion February 2014   65-7

Armand D’Angour, The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience, Common Knowledge, Vol. 19 #3, Fall 2013

Kathlyn Conway, Beyond Words: Illness and the Limits of Expression,  (London) Times Literary Supplement, June 14, 2013

Ann Jurecic, Illness as Narrative, (London) Times Literary Supplement, May 11, 2012

Virginia Woolf and Julia Stephen, On Being Sick, with “Notes from Sick Rooms,” (London) Times Literary Supplement,  June 14, 2012

Jeffrey Harrison, Into Daylight, and Carl Dennis, Another Reason, The Hopkins Review, Fall 2014, 582-5


Poetry Readings and Lectures


Reading and Workshop, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY April 18, 2013

Reading with James Goodman, Writers at Newark Series, Rutgers-Newark MFA Program, Newark, NJ, January 28, 2014

Poetry Reading with collaborative videos by Shalom Gorewitz, March 4, 2014, NYU Bookstore, NYC.

Lecture, “Readings from the Kingdom of Illness,”  March 17, 2014, Honors College, University of Houston

“But It’s True: A Year of Collaboration Between a Poet and a Filmmaker,” with Shalom Gorewitz, March 18, 2014, Honors College, University of Houston

Reading, Mezzo Cammin, Women’s Poetry Timeline, with Kim Bridgford and others,  Fordham University, NYC,  April 11, 2014

Reading for Bellevue Literary Review, Bellevue Hospital Rotunda, NYC, May 18, 2014

Reading with Charlotte Mandel and Colette Inez,  Bryant Park, NYC, June 5, 2014.

Poetry and Video Event with Shalom Gorewitz, Literary Arts, Portland OR, July 1, 2014

Poetry and Video Event with Shalom Gorewitz,  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, August 20, 2014

“Greece: Journeys and Returns,” reading with Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Book Culture, NYC, October 20, 2014

Charges of Collaboration: Poetry and Video, with Shalom Gorewitz, 

New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, Alexander Library, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ, November 7, 2014

Writing about Illness Workshop, Well Spouse Conference, Washington DC, October 2012

Lectures at Hofstra University Medical School, the Brearley School,  and Nightingale-Bamford School, NYC,  Spring 2012 


Selected Honors and Awards


Director’s Fellow, Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library, 2000-2001

O.B. Hardison Poetry Award, Folger Shakespeare Library, 2000

Award in Literature, American Academy-Institute of Arts & Letters, 1990

Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, 1988-89

Ingram Merrill Foundation Grants, 1977-78 and 1994-95

Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences


Selected Teaching


Board of Governors Professor of English, Rutgers University/Newark, since 1981

Taught in Narrative Medicine Program, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Fall 2001 and Spring 2012 semesters

Taught Poetry Tutorial for Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y, Spring 2011

Taught for Low Residency MA Program in Poetry, Johns Hopkins University, Bar Harbor, Maine, July 1-12 2012.

Has also taught at West Chester Poetry Conference; Sewanee Writers’ Conference; Columbia University; Princeton University