Allison Funk has published two other book of poems, Living at the Epicenter, which won the Samuel French Morse Prize (Northeastern University Press, 1995), and The Knot Garden (University Press New England, 2002). She has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the George Kent Prize from Poetry magazine, the Celia B. Wagner Prize from the Poetry Society of America, and the 1995 Award for Poetry from the Society of Midland Authors. Her work was included in The Best American Poetry, 1994. Individual poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, Shenandoah,and other journals. Educated at Columbia University, she is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.