Amy Gerstler is the author of Index of Women, Scattered at Sea, and Dearest Creature. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018. In 2019 she received a C.D. Wright Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She was the 2010 guest editor of the yearly anthology Best American Poetry. Her work has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, Poetry, and several volumes of Best American Poetry and The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry.