Mark Wunderlich is the author of three collections of poems, the most recent of which is The Earth Avails (Graywolf Press, 2014), which received the Rilke Prize and which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. His other books include Voluntary Servitude, also by Graywolf, and The Anchorage, which received the Lambda Literary Award. He is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship Program, Civitella Ranieri Foundation among others. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Slate, Poetry, Paris Review, The New Republic, The Stranger and elsewhere. He teaches writing and literature at Bennington College in Vermont, and lives in New York's Hudson Valley.