Oni Buchanan holds a B.A. in English and Music from the University of Virginia, an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a Masters in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Her first book of poems, What Animal, won the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series competition and was published in October 2003. Her poems have appeared in Conduit, Columbia Poetry Review, American Letters & Commentary, Fence, the Colorado Review, and elsewhere, including the anthologies The Best American Poetry 2004 and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. As a concert pianist, she has released two solo piano CDs and actively performs across the U.S. She is on the piano faculty at the New School of Music in Cambridge, in addition to maintaining a private teaching studio, and lives in Brighton with her husband, the poet Jon Woodward.