Miriam Levine is the author of three previous poetry collections. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and The Pushcart Prize anthology. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and grants from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. The Dark Opens was selected by Mark Doty as the winner of the 2007 Autumn House Poetry Prize. Levine lives in Massachusetts and Florida.