About the Author
Martha Collins is the author of four collections of poems, including Some Things Words Can Do (Sheep Meadow, 1998); her book-length poem Blue Front is being published by Graywolf in 2006. She has also translated two collections of poems from the Vietnamese, most recently Green Rice by Lam Thi My Da, with Thuy Dinh (Curbstone, 2005). Her awards include fellowships from the NEA, the Bunting Institute, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, as well as three Pushcart Prizes and a Lannan Residency Fellowship. She is Pauline Delancy Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College.