Born in 1949, Mark Halliday earned his BA at Brown University, an MA in creative writing from Brown and a PhD in English literature from Brandeis University. He has taught high school and college English and, since 1996, has taught at Ohio University in the creative writing program. He has published four books of poems, a book on Wallace Stevens, Stevens and the Interpersonal (Princeton UP, 1991) and also in 1991, from Johns Hopkins UP, The Sighted Singer, a book on poetics co-authored by Allen Grossman and Halliday. In 1998-2000 he held a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Foundation Writer’s Award. In 2001-2002 he lived at the American Academy in Rome as a winner of the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2006 he won a Guggenheim Fellowship.