|Brad E. Leithauser|
27 February 1953 |
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Occupation||Novelist, essayist, poet, teacher|
Brad E. Leithauser (born February 27, 1953) is an American poet, novelist, essayist, and teacher. After serving as the Emily Dickinson Lecturer in the Humanities at Mount Holyoke College and visiting professor at the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he is now on faculty at the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars.
Leithauser was born in 1953 in Detroit, Michigan. He is an alumnus of the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He worked for three years as a research fellow at the Kyoto Comparative Law Center in Japan. Leithauser has lived in Japan, Italy, England, Iceland, and France. His wife, the poet Mary Jo Salter, is also a professor at Mount Holyoke. As of January, 2007, both Leithauser and his wife will have joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Leithauser is the uncle and godfather of Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer of The Walkmen.
Awards and grants
- Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant
- MacArthur Fellowship
- 1982 Guggenheim Fellowship
- Medal of the Order of the Falcon (awarded by the President of Iceland)
- Hundreds of Fireflies Knopf, 1982, ISBN 978-0-394-74896-2
- Cats of the Temple, Knopf, 1986, ISBN 978-0-394-74152-9
- The Mail from Anywhere, Knopf, 1990, ISBN 978-0-394-58586-4
- The Odd Last Thing She Did, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998, ISBN 978-0-375-40141-1
- Lettered creatures: light verse. David R. Godine Publisher. 2004. ISBN 978-1-56792-275-2.
- Curves and Angles. Random House Digital, Inc. 2006. ISBN 978-0-307-26528-9.
- Toad to a Nightingale. David R. Godine Publisher. 2007. ISBN 978-1-56792-341-4.
- Equal Distance, Knopf, 1985; New American Library, 1986, ISBN 978-0-452-25818-1
- Hence, Knopf, 1989
- Seaward, Knopf, 1993
- The Friends of Freeland, A.A. Knopf, 1997, ISBN 978-0-679-45083-2
- A Few Corrections. Random House Digital, Inc. 2001. ISBN 978-0-375-72558-6.
- Darlington's Fall: A Novel in Verse, Alfred A. Knopf, 2002, ISBN 978-0-375-41148-9
- The Art Student's War Random House Digital, Inc., 2009, ISBN 978-0-307-27111-2
- Penchants and Places, A.A. Knopf, 1995
- The Norton Book of Ghost Stories (1994) ISBN 0-393-03564-6
- Katharine Washburn, John F. Thornton, ed. (1997). "The Saving Minutes". Dumbing down: essays on the strip mining of American culture. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-31723-7.
- "Brad Leithauser". Online NewsHour: Poetry Series. PBS NewsHour. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
- Married Poets Craft Love Poems by the Clock
- Brad Leithauser in The New York Times
- "A Good List", The New Criterion, October 2006
- Brad Leithauser in The New Criterion
- Brad Leithauser in The Atlantic
- Brad Leithauser in The New Republic
- Brad Leithauser in The New York Review of Books
- Brad Leithauser web index at Knopf
- Leithauser in The New Yorker
- Leithauser Review of Marianne Moore collection
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