Jorie Graham was born in New York in 1950. She has published fourteen collections of poetry including The Dream of the Unified Field which was awarded the 1996 Pulitzer Prize. Most recently she published From the New World: Selected Poems 1976–2014 and FAST. Her work is widely translated and she teaches at Harvard University, where she is Boylston professor in the Department of English and American Literature and Language. She lives in Massachusetts.