Bachelor, University of Pennsylvania, 1968; Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1972; Master of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College, 1992.
Producer, writer, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York City, 1973-1977; writer, W National Educational Television/Thirteen, New York City, 1977-1980; associate director television development, Scholastic, New York City, 1980-1983; director television development, Consumer Reports, Mount Vernon, New York, 1983-1987; writer, producer, editor, New York City, since 1987. Poetry editor Brooklyn Review (literature journal), 1992.
Member Hadassah, since 1970, National Organization of Women, since 1970, Planned Parenthood, since 1985. Member Writers Guild of America East, American Antiquarian Society, Authors Guild, Phi Beta Kappa, American Associate University Women.
Married David Black, June 20, 1996. Stepchildren: Susannah Black, Tobiah Black.