Nancy Vieira Couto is the author of a poetry collection, The Face in the Water (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990), and a chapbook, Carlisle & the Common Accident (FootHills Publishing, 2011). Her awards include two NEA fellowships and the 1989 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. She was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, attended Bridgewater State College, and earned her M.F.A. from Cornell University. She lives in Ithaca, New York, where she is poetry editor of Epoch.