COLLIER, Michael. American, b. 1953. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Poetry. Career: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, director of poetry programs, 1983-84; University of Maryland at College Park, professor and director of creative writing, 1984-. Johns Hopkins University, visiting lecturer, 1985-89, director of Summer Writers' Conference, 1987; Yale University, visiting lecturer, 1990, associate fellow of Timothy Dwight College, 1991-; Warren Wilson College, instructor, 1991; Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, staff associate, 1992, director, 1994-. Publications: The Clasp and Other Poems, 1986; The Folded Heart, 1989; The Wesleyan Tradition: Four Decades of American Poetry, 1993; The Neighbor, 1995; The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, 1999; The Ledge, 2000; The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology, 2000. Contributor of poems and reviews to periodicals. Address: Department of English, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD 20742, U.S.A.