Sophie Cabot Black has three poetry collections from Graywolf Press, The Misunderstanding of Nature, winner of the Norma Faber First Book Award, The Descent, which received the 2005 Connecticut Book Award, and most recently, The Exchange.  Her poetry has appeared in numerous magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review. She most recently taught at Columbia University. She lives in New York City and in New England.