Meghan O'Rourke is the author of poetry collections Once and Halflife, and memoir The Long Goodbye. A former editor for The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Slate, her essays, criticisms, and poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Nation, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Poetry, The New Yorker, Slate and The Kenyon Review. She was awarded the inaugural May Sarton Poetry Prize, the Poetry Foundation’s Union League Prize, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and a Front Page Award for her cultural criticism. She also was one of three judges chosen by Granta to select the Best Young American Novelists in 2007. She has taught at Princeton, The New School and NYU.