is the author of four poetry collections, Vanishing Act, Entering Earthquake Country, Red Horses, and The Calamity Jane Poems. (The latter two published under the name Lignell.) She is co–editor of The Eloquent Edge: 15 Maine Women Writers and has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Maine Arts Commission. Her poetry and translations have been published in Another Chicago Magazine, Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Common Ground Review, Latin American Literary Review, New England Review, New Letters, North American Review, Rhino, and Southwest Review, among others. She teaches English and Honors at the University of Maine in Orono.