Ruth Lepson is poet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory and has often collaborated with musicians. Her most recent book, Ask Anyone (Pressed Wafer), is accompanied by musical settings—see her website, ruthlepson.com, and received the Phillip Whalen Award from Chax Press. Her other books of poetry are Dreaming in Color (Alice James Books), Morphology (blazeVOX), and I Went Looking for You (BlazeVOX). She edited Poetry from Sojourner: Feminist Anthology (Illinois). She has just put together a book of her new & selected poems. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including spoKe, Ping Pong, Let the Bucket Down, Agni, Ploughshares, and The Women’s Review of Books, and she has given many readings, including in St. Petersburg, Russia, and in Barcelona, as well as on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” She grew up in the D.C. area and lives in Cambridge.