JORIE GRAHAM was born in New York in 1950. She grew up in Italy and studied at the Sorbonne, and at Columbia and Iowa Universities. A former director of the renowned Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, she now divides her time between western France and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University.
'One of the finest poets writing today.' --John Ashbery 'P L A C E was a happily unanimous choice for the judges. It is a challenging collection of unusual force and originality...' --Leonie Rushforth, Chair of the 2012 Forward Prize Judges