Cleopatra Mathis has published seven collections of poetry. Most recent, from Sarabande Books, are White Sea, awarded the May Sarton Book Prize, and Book of Dog, which won the Shelia Motten Book Prize. Her poems have appeared widely in magazines, and journals, including the New Yorker, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, and Three Penny Review, as well as in numerous anthologies and textbooks. Awards for her work include two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Peter Lavin Award from the Academy of American Poets, three Pushcart Prizes, and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. From 1982 until 2016, she taught at Dartmouth College, where she founded the creative writing program.