Maureen N. McLane was educated at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. A poet and critic, she is the author of five books of poetry, including Some Say (FSG, 2017), Mz N: the serial (FSG, 2016), and This Blue (FSG, 2014), finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry. She is the author as well of My Poets (FSG, 2012), an experimental hybrid of memoir and criticism, finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. Her scholarship has focused on British romanticism and longer histories of poetries in English: she is the author of Balladeering, Minstrelsy, and the Making of British Romantic Poetry (Cambridge UP, 2008, 2011) and Romanticism and the Human Sciences (CUP, 2000, 2006). She also co-edited The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry (2008), and has published essays on Malthus, political economy, balladry, the invention of oral tradition, and “romanticism: or, now.” Her research and teaching focus on British literature and culture, 1750-1830, and more broadly on the intersection of poetry, "literature," and modernity: special areas of interest include romanticisms, balladry (British and American), mediality, 20th- and 21st-century poetries in English, the human sciences, historiography, and the case of Scotland. Her articles on poetry, fiction, teaching, and sexuality have appeared widely, in (e.g.) The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Review, The Washington Post, American Poet, and on the Poetry Foundation website. In 2003 she won the National Book Critics Circle's Balakian Award for Excellence in Book Reviewing; she served on the Board of Directors of the NBCC, 2007-2010. Before coming to NYU, she taught at Harvard, the University of Chicago, MIT, and the East Harlem Poetry Project. She thinks print is not dead, nor poetry, nor the human—though regarding what the latter two might be, she remains agnostic.