Rachel Hadas is the author of numerous books of poems, essays, and translations, most recently two poetry collections with Ragged Sky Press, Ghost Guest (2023) and Pandemic Almanac (2022), and a book of selected prose, Piece by Piece (Paul Dry Books, 2021). She recently retired from Rutgers University–Newark. Among her honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry, the O. B. Hardison Prize in Poetry from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.