Stephanie Strickland received a BA from Harvard University in 1963, an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1978, and an MS from the Pratt Institute in 1984.
She is the author of numerous poetry collections, including How the Universe Is Made: Poems New & Selected 1985–2019 (Ahsahta Press, 2019), V : WaveTercets / Losing L’una (SpringGun Press, 2014), True North (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997), and Give the Body Back (University of Missouri Press, 1991).
Of her work, Marjorie Perloff writes, "Stephanie Strickland is one of contemporary poetry's polymaths: her poetry displays an astonishing command of scientific knowledge and unusual verbal virtuosity."
Strickland has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Valparaiso Foundation, and Yaddo, among others. She worked in the Sarah Lawrence College library from 1978 to 2007, and she also served as the editor of Slapering Hol Press from 1990 to 2005. She lives in New York, New York.