Fanny Howe (b. 1940) grew up in Boston. She raised her three children in New England and traveled between there and California for many years, teaching both poetry and fiction. She now teaches at Georgetown University. She has written many books of poetry, including Gone (University of California Press, 2003), Selected Poems (UC Press, 2000), On the Ground (Graywolf Press, 2004), The Lyrics (Graywolf, 2007) and Come and See (Graywolf, 2011). She has also written novels, five of which have been collected in one volume called Radical Love. In recent years she has won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, an award for her poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Ruth Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.