Margo Viscusi

Margo Viscusi is a retired writer and editor who worked mostly for foundations and nonprofit organizations in the US and for UNESCO in Paris. She was a founding board member of Poets House in 1985, was President of the Board of Directors for 19 years, and is currently President Emerita. She has served or is serving on many advisory groups (at the New School, the Poetry Center at the 92nd St. Y, the School of the Arts at Columbia, the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center) and nonprofit boards including those of Community Resource Exchange, Yaddo, Glimmerglass Opera, Authors Guild Foundation, Miller Theater at Columbia University, Works and Process at the Guggenheim, Words Without Borders, and Friends of the Freedom Theatre of Jenin.  She was a close friend of the writer Mary McCarthy and for over 20 years after her death was co-trustee of the Mary McCarthy Literary Estate.