DABNEY STUART has published sixteen previous volumes of poetry, most recently Open the Gates, Tables, Family Preserve, and The Man Who Loves Cézanne. A former resident at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy, he has also held a Virginia Artists Fellowship, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He won the Library of Virginia Poetry Prize for 2006. His work is in the audio and video archives at the Library of Congress.
Stuart and his wife Sandra live in Lexington, Virginia.