Phillis Levin is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Mr. Memory & Other Poems (Penguin Books, 2016), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her other volumes include Temples and Fields (University of Georgia Press, 1988), The Afterimage (Copper Beech Press, 1995), Mercury (Penguin, 2001), and May Day (Penguin, 2008). She is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet (2001). Levin is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar Award to Slovenia, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has appeared in Agni, the Atlantic, Kenyon Review, the Nation, the New Republic, the New Yorker, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Paris Review, Poetry, Poetry London, the Poetry Review, the Yale Review, the Best American Poetry (1989, 1998, and 2009), and many other magazines and anthologies. She teaches at Hofstra University and lives in New York City.