Hilary Holladay is a scholar of modern and contemporary American poetry currently writing a biography of the poet Adrienne Rich (under advance contract with Nan Talese/Knopf). She is a graduate of the University of Virginia with an M.A. from the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The author of five books and co-editor of two essay collections, she has taught at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, James Madison University, and the University of Virginia. She lives in Orange County, Virginia, and can be reached at hwholladay@gmail.com.