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Carol Bere began her research on Ted Hughes for her doctoral dissertation at New York University. She taught English literature, writing, and poetry for several years at New York University and Rutgers University, and was an officer in the corporate communications department of a New York investment bank. She is a writer specializing in both international finance and literature, has written for several venues including The Economist Group, and published articles on Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and other contemporary poets in Critical Essays on Ted Hughes, The Literary Review, Ariel, Sylvia Plath: The Critical Heritage, Southern Humanities Review, and Concerning Poetry. Her article, “Birthday Letters, Ted Hughes’s Sibylline Leaves,” was published in 1999 in Lire Ted Hughes: New Selected Poems, 1957-1994, (ed. J.Moulin). Her most recent article, “The Road Taken: Adrienne Rich’s Poetry in the 1990s,” was published in the Summer 2000 issue of The Literary Review.