Jan Heller Levi is the author of Once I Gazed at You in Wonder (1999), winner of the Walt Whitman Award, and Skyspeak (Louisiana State University Press 2005). She is also the editor of A Muriel Rukeyser Reader (1994), a consulting editor on the reissued Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser (2005), and co-editor, with Sara Miles, of Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan (2005). Levi is a member of the faculty of the MFA program at Hunter College.