M. B. McLatchey holds degrees in comparative literature and languages, in teaching, and in English literature from Harvard University, Brown University, and Williams College, as well as an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. A widely published poet and scholar with an extensive background in literature, philosophy, and ancient and modern languages, she has received numerous awards. Her most recent poetry awards include the American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal, the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry, the Spoon River Poetry Review's Editors' Prize, and the Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award. She is currently a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Visit her website.