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Eleanor Stanford is the author of three books of poetry, The Imaginal Marriage, Bartram's Garden, and The Book of Sleep, all from Carnegie Mellon University Press.

Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Iowa Review, and many others. 


She has received an NEA fellowship, and was a Fulbright fellow to Brazil, where she researched and wrote about traditional midwifery in rural Bahia.

She lives in the Philadelphia area.

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