Tom Sleigh is the author of eight books of poetry, including Army Cats, winner of the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Space Walk which won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award. His other books include After One, winner of the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Prize; Waking, a finalist for the Lamont Poetry Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award; The Chain, finalist for Lenore Marshall Prize; The Dreamhouse, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; Far Side of the Earth, an Honor Book Award from the Massachusetts Society for the Book; Bula Matari/Smasher of Rocks; a translation of Euripides' Herakles; and a book of essays, Interview With a Ghost. His new book, Station Zed, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2015.

He has also received the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an American Academy in Berlin Anna-Maria Kellen Prize, an Individual Writer's Award from the Lila Wallace Fund, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Widely anthologized, his poems and prose appear in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review, Threepenny, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Tin House, and elsewhere, as well as The Best American Poetry, The Best of the Best American Poetry 1988-2012, and The Best American Travel Writing anthologies. He teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn.