Denise Duhamel is the author of numerous books of poetry. Her most recent title is Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pitt, 2001). Her other titles currently in print are The Star-Spangled Banner, winner of the Crab Orchard Poetry Prize (1999); Exquisite Politics (with Maureen Seaton, 1997); Kinky (Orchises, 1997); Girl Soldier (Garden Street, 1996); and How the Sky Fell (Pearl, 1996). A winner of a NEA Fellowship, her poems appeared in The Best American Poetry (1993, 1994, 1998 and 2000). She teaches creative writing and literature at Florida International University. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.