MARY RUEFLE’s latest book is Trances Of The Blast (Wave Books 2013). Her Selected Poems won the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. In addition to ten books of poetry, she has published The Most of It, a book of prose, a book of her erasure, A Little White Shadow, and more recently a collection of her lectures, Madness, Rack, and Honey (Wave Books 2012). Ruefle is the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2010 Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.