Douglas Crase is an independent poet and essayist. He was born in Michigan in 1944, raised on a farm, and educated at Princeton. His most recent book is On Autumn Lake: The Collected Letters (Nightboat Books, 2022). His first book, The Revisionist, was named a Notable Book of the Year in 1981 by The New York Times and nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and a National Book Award in poetry. His collected poems, The Revisionist and The Astropastorals, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His dual biography of influential aesthetes Rupert Barneby and Dwight Ripley, Both: A Portrait in Two Parts, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association. He has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. He lives with his husband, Frank Polach, in New York and Carley Brook, Pennsylvania.