She is the daughter of John Hollander.She graduated from Yale University in 1980, with a B.A. in the History of Art cum laude, and from University of California at Berkley with M.A. and Ph.D. History of Art. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
She taught at the Pratt Institute, University at Albany, SUNY, an UCLA.She teaches Art History at Hofstra University
Her poems have appeared in The Minnesota Review, Poetry, Poetry Magazine, Paris Review, Raritan Quarterly.