Marilyn Hacker brings together a sophisticated and urbane intelligence, technical and verbal virtuosity, and a level of wit that is not always found in such a committed feminist and lesbian poet. Her work has been greeted with awards and grants since the publication of Presentation Piece, which received the National Book Award in 1975 and was a Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets in 1973. She won the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine in 1980. She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1980-1981 and an Ingram Merrill Fellow in 1984-1985. Winter Numbers was awarded the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize (1995), a Lambda Literary Award (1994), the John Masefield Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, and the Bernard F. Conners Prize for Poetry from Paris Review (1994). In 1995, she received the Poets’ Prize for Selected Poems, 1965-1990. Hacker has had considerable influence as an editor of literary magazines. She has been editor-in-chief of Thirteenth Moon: A Feminist Literary Magazine and editor of The Little Magazine and Woman Poet: The East. From 1990-1994, she served as editor of the highly regarded and venerable Kenyon Review. Hacker also served as a guest editor for Ploughshares. In 2004, she received the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was elected to the Academy of American Poets’ board of chancellors in 2008.