Ann Lauterbach was born and grew up in New York City. She has been since 1992 co-chair of writing in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, where she is also Ruth and David Schwab II Professor of Languages and Literature. Among the recognitions of her work are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (1986) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (1993). She is the author of nine previous collections of poetry, as well as three collections of prose, including The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience. She lives in Germantown, New York.