November 14, 2021: Dan Chiasson

Dan Chiasson“Beautifully realized individual poems…An ambition to write larger than any one self stirs the book to life.” —Kay Ryan

Dan Chiasson has the easy charm of a natural New England oracle in a tradition encompassing Emily Dickinson and William James, Robert Frost and Robert Lowell.” —Christopher Lydon, The Huffington Post
 
Like Emerson’s ‘transparent eyeball’ or that of Pliny, Dan Chiasson’s gaze is curious, friendly and unassumingly all-encompassing.”—John Ashbery

Bicentennial Dan ChiassonDan Chiasson is the author of four previous collections of poetry, most recently Bicentennial, and a book of criticism, One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America. He is the poetry critic for The New Yorker. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Whiting Writers Award, Chiasson is the Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English at Wellesley College, and lives in Massachussetts.