An American poet and fiction writer, she posted 10 collections of poetry and 3 novels. She actually is especially known for the poem “What Perform Women Desire.” She trained at both SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA State College or university and Goddard University. She received two Country wide Endowment for the Arts fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was created in Maryland. She afterwards gave delivery to a girl called Aya. She and Carolyn Chute had been both recipients of Guggenheim fellowships.