Jane Miller was born in New York and currently lives in Tucson where she is on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona. She is the author of Working Time: Essays on Poetry, Culture, and Travel, published in the University of Michigan’s Poets on Poetry Series. She has published seven volumes of poetry, including The Greater Leisures, a National Poetry Series selection. She has received numerous awards for her writings, including a Western States Book Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Miller’s recent work is the book-length sequence, A Palace of Pearls (Copper Canyon Press, 2005), which received the 2006 Audre Lorde Prize in Poetry, and Thunderbird (Copper Canyon, 2014).