Summary: poet and memoirist whose work often sprang from her own personal problems who was the author of four collections of poetry and two memoirs, and who was professor of English at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where she had taught since 1986.
Cause of Death: Suicide by jumping from an upper level of a campus stadium
Born: February 6, 1950
Died: April 10, 2009
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts