Anne Boyer is the inaugural winner of the Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2018). Her most recent book is A Handbook of Disappointed Fate (UDP 2018), a collection of essays and fables. Boyer’s other books include The Romance of Happy Workers (Coffee House 2008), My Common Heart (Spooky Girlfriend 2011), and the 2016 CLMP Firecracker award-winning Garments Against Women (U.S., Ahsahta 2015; U.K, Mute 2016). Boyer is now in the final stages of a book called The Undying, forthcoming from FSG in August 2019. She lives in Kansas City, where she is a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute.