Poet and divagator Maureen N. McLane grew up in upstate New York and was educated at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. She is the author of three books of poetry: This Blue (FSG, 2014), World Enough: poems (FSG, 2010) and Same Life: poems (FSG, 2008).  Her book My Poets (FSG, 2012)—an experimental hybrid of memoir and criticism—was named a New York Times Notable Book and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography.  A carbon-based creature, she teaches at New York University and has written poems on weird life as well as two books on British romanticism.