Marilyn Kallet is the author of 14 books, including Packing Light: New and Selected Poems, from Black Widow Press, 2009. She has translated Paul Eluard's Last Love Poems, and is currently working on Benjamin Peret's The Big Game (Le grand jeu), due out in 2011.
Dr. Kallet is the director of creative writing at the University of Tennessee, where she holds a Lindsay Young Professorship in English. She also teaches poetry workshops in Auvillar for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
She was inducted into the East Tennessee Literary Hall of Fame in poetry in 2005.