Jane Mead is the author of The Usable Field (Alice James, 2008), House of Poured-Out Waters (Illinois, 2001) and The Lord and the General Din of the World (Sarabande, 1996). Her poems appear regularly in literary journals such as American Poetry Review, Poetry, The Virginia Quarterly, The Washington Post, and the New York Times, and have been included in many anthologies, including The Body Electric (Norton), The Breadloaf Anthology of New American Poets (University of New England Press) and Poet’s Choice (Ecco). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Completion Grant from the Lannan Foundation, and a Whiting Writer’s Award. She has taught at Colby College in Maine, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and was for many years Poet-in-Residence at Wake Forest University. She farms in Northern California.