Summary: poet and critic whose searing poems about living with AIDS won several awards who had published three books of poetry since she was diagnosed as HIV-positive at age 30, including What Silence Equals (1993), HIV, Mon Amour (which won several awards, including the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets), and Black Milk (2005).
Cause of Death: AIDS-related illness
Born: January 1, 1958
Died: December 30, 2005
Location: New York City, New York