Sydney Lea

has published eight collections of poetry, most recently Ghost Pain (Sarabande, 2005); two collections of nonfiction, the latest A Little Wildness: Some Notes on Rambling (Story Line, 2006); and a novel, A Place in Mind.  He founded, and for thirteen years edited, New England Review.  Of his seven previous poetry collections, Pursuit of a Wound, (University of Illinois Press, 2000), was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.  He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Fulbright foundations, and has taught at several European Universities as well as Yale, Wesleyan, Middlebury, and Dartmouth Colleges.  He currently teaches poetry to graduate students at Dartmouth.  His stories, poems, essays and criticisms have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and many other periodicals, as well as in more than forty anthologies.