American poet and author known for Within the next Galaxy, What Like INVOLVES, and various other poetry collections. She received the 2002 Country wide Book Prize for poetry and was a 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Award. She was created in Roanoke, Virginia and journeyed all around the United States being a innovative writing teacher. She became Vermont Poet Laureate in 2002. She wedded Walter Rock. After her hubby dedicated suicide in 1959, she elevated her three kids by itself. She was familiar with Eat, Pray, Like writer Elizabeth Gilbert .