Lucie Brock-Broido received her BA and her MA from Johns Hopkins University, and her MFA from Columbia University. Her most recent book Stay, Illusion, was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry, and is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her previous collections of poetry include Trouble in Mind (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), recipient of the Massachusetts Book Award; The Master Letters (1995); and A Hunger (1988). In 2008, she edited and published Letters to aStranger, Poems by Thomas James with Graywolf Press. Her awards and honors include the Witter-Bynner prize for poetry from the Academy of American Arts and Letters, the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction in Teaching, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2013, she was given the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.