Ellen Hinsey's other collections of poetry include Cities of Memory, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition, and The White Fire of Time. Update on the Descent was a 2007 National Poetry Series Finalist. Her other honors include a Berlin Prize Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and a Lannan Foundation Award. Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared widely in such publications as the New York Times, the New Yorker, Poetry, the Southern Review, and the Irish Times. She lives and teaches in Paris.