Sydney Lea is author of seven volumes of poetry, the most recent of which, PURSUIT OF A WOUND, was a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer. He has also published a novel, A PLACE IN MIND, and a collection of memoiristic essays, HUNTING THE WHOLE WAY HOME. An eighth collection of poems, GHOST PAIN, will be issued in 2005 by Sarabande Books, and a second nonfiction book, A LITTLE WILDNESS, will be published in autumn ‘04 by Story Line Press. Recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Fulbright Foundations, Lea was also founder and for thirteen years editor of NEW ENGLAND REVIEW. He lives in northern Vermont.