Dr Pat Righelato taught in the School of English and American Literature at the University of Reading until retirement in 2010. She has also been a literature tutor for the Open University. She was co-author from 1993-2000 of the review of contemporary American poetry appearing annually in The Year’s Work in English Studies. She is the author of Understanding Rita Dove (University of South Carolina Press, 2006) and articles on American poets including Wallace Stevens and Rita Dove. She has edited Henry James’s What Maisie Knew (2001) and Daisy Miller and Other Stories (2006).