Rosmarie Waldrop was born in Germany and has lived in the United States since 1958. The author and translator of dozens of books of poetry, fiction, and criticism, she is the co-founder and co- publisher of Burning Deck Press. Waldrop's many honors include being named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, fellowships from the NEA, the Fund for Poetry, and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. In 2006 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
"A wonderful mix of philosophical conversation, erotic questions and astrophysical speculation-defiantly brilliant speculations." -- Publishers Weekly "This influential avant-garde doyenne ... handily manages the paradox of the lucid enigma... She maintains a distinctly American voice-quick-witted, conversational, and visually concrete: a poetry that pleases no less than it puzzles." -- Voice Literary Supplement "One of the leading voices in contemporary American poetry. Waldrop's nimble poetics of 'gap gardening' provides the emotional and ethical center." -- Boston Review