Lucie Brock-Broido's poetry conjures what is half-known, at the limits of experience, in language fierce with a living glitter. The familiar world becomes richly disquieting, edged with danger: mute conjoined twins creating a violent secret world; Emily Dickinson's enigmatic letters to her 'Master'; a self-portrait of the poet 'with Her Hair on Fire'. "Soul Keeping Company" introduces Brock-Broido's poetry to British readers with generous selections from her three acclaimed collections: "A Hunger", "The Master Letters and Trouble in Mind".
Lucie Brock-Broido is the author of two previous collections of poetry, A Hunger and The Master Letters. She is Director of Poetry in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, and has taught previously at Harvard University, the Bennington Writing Seminars, and Princeton University. She has been the recipient of awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in New York City and in Cambridge, Massachusetts.