Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Associate Professor of English at Cornell University, was awarded the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize by Marilyn Nelson for her first collection of poetry, Black Swan (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002). Her second, Open Interval (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), was named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.