Susan Stewart is the Annan Professor of English at
Princeton University. Her books of poetry include
Yellow Stars and Ice, The Hive, The
Forest, The Elements, Columbarium,
which won the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award,
and the just-released Red Rover.
She is also the author of numerous works of prose,
including On Longing, Poetry and
the Fate of the Senses, which won both the Christian
Gauss and Truman Capote prizes in literary criticism,
and The Open Studio, her
collected essays on aesthetics and contemporary art. Her
translations include Euripides'
Andromache, the prose and poetry of
the Scuola Romana painter Scipione, and, forthcoming this
year, Love Lessons: Selected Poems of Alda
Merini. She has
frequently collaborated with contemporary artists and
composers. Stewart is a former MacArthur Fellow and recipient
of awards from the Lila Wallace Foundation, the Pew Trust, and
the Guggenheim Foundation. A current Chancellor of the Academy
of American Poets, she was elected to the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences in 2005.