Frances Richard is an educator and critic who has taught at Barnard College, New York University, and The New School for Social Research. Her poetry has been awarded the 1999 Marlboro Review Prize, chosen by Brenda Hillman. She is the recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming/Money for Women Fund. She is nonfiction editor of the literary journal Fence, an editor of the art and culture journal Cabinet, and a frequent contributor to Artforum. She lives in Brooklyn.