Janet Kaplan’s two poetry collections are The Glazier’s Country, winner of the 2003 Poets Out Loud Prize from Fordham University Press, and The Groundnote, winner of the 1997 Alice James Books New England / New York competition. New work from Dreamlife of a Philanthropist, a book-in-progress, has appeared or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, Open City, and Sentence, among others. Janet Kaplan attended Lehman College and Columbia University, and earned her MFA degree in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including fellowships at Yaddo, The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois, and the Bronx Council on the Arts' BRIO Award for Excellence in Poetry. She teaches poetry and creative writing at Hofstra University.