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Actually Michelle McGrane was born in Zimbabwe and spent her childhood in Malawi. She is a freelance writer and reviewer. Her poetry has been published in local literary journals and internationally in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Michelle has published two collections of poetry, Fireflies & Blazing Stars (2002) and Hybrid (2003). She was the recipient of the South African Writers' Circle Hilde Slinger Poetry Award in 2003 and the Quill Award in 2004. She is the English Poetry Editor of the South African literary website, Litnet. Michelle lives in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her third collection, The Suitable Girl, is to be published in the United Kingdom in 2010.
Salter was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was raised in Detroit, Michigan and Baltimore, Maryland. She received her B.A. from Harvard University in 1976 and her M.A. from Cambridge University in 1978. In 1976, she participated in the Glascock Prize contest.
While at Harvard, she studied with the noted poet, Elizabeth Bishop. She has been an editor at the Atlantic Monthly and at The New Republic.
From 1984 to 2007, she taught at Mount Holyoke College and was, from 1995 to 2007, a vice president of the Poetry Society of America.
Salter is married to Brad Leithauser, a writer, who also teaches at Johns Hopkins University. They have two daughters, Emily and Hilary Leithauser.
Books of poetry
- Henry Purcell in Japan, Knopf, 1985,
- Unfinished Painting, Knopf, 1989, , Lamont Selection for that year's most distinguished second volume of poetry
- Sunday Skaters, A.A. Knopf, 1994, , nominated in 1994 for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Knopf)
- A Kiss in Space, Knopf, 1999,
- Open Shutters, Alfred A. Knopf, 2003, , named a "notable book of the year" by The New York Times
- A Phone Call to the Future: New and Selected Poems. Random House Digital, Inc.. 2009. ISBN 9780375711565.
- The Norton Anthology of Poetry, W.W. Norton, 1996, (coeditor)
- The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)
- Falling Bodies (2004)
- The Moon Comes Home (1989)
- The Achiever: Helen Keller by Mary Jo Salter
- 2004: Meribeth E. Cameron Faculty Award for Scholarship
- 2003: Open Shutters named a "notable book of the year" by The New York Times
- 1989: Lamont Poetry Prize for the year’s most distinguished second volume of poetry - Unfinished Painting
- 1995–1996: Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
He was born in Florence. His patrons were the Medicis, especially Lorenzo Medici, who sent Pulci on diplomatic missions. Even so, sometime around 1470 Pulci needed more money and went into the service of Robert Sanseverino, a northern condottiere.
His brother Luca (1431–1470) was also a writer. His works, all in the Italian language, include Pistole, Driadeo d'amore, and Ciriffo Calvaneo.