About Lucie Brock-BroidoLucie Brock-Broido (May 22, 1956 – March 6, 2018) was an American author of four collections of poetry include Stay, Illusion (2013), finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry; Trouble in Mind (2004); The Master Letters (1995); and A Hunger (1988). She received many awards and honors included the Witter-Bynner prize from the Academy of American Arts and Letters, the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction in Teaching, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Guggenheim fellowship.
Brock-Broido died on March 6, 2018, aged 61, from cancer at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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I came to poetry because I felt I couldn’t live properly in the real world