Dan Chiasson (born 1971, in Burlington, Vermont) is an American poet and critic. His name is pronounced "chase-in."
He is the poetry critic for The New Yorker, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. He is advisory editor of the Paris Review. His poems have been translated into German by Jan Wagner, the selected poems have been published as "Naturgeschichte" at luxbooks, a publishing house focused on American poetry in bilingual editions.
Honors and awards
- "Swifts", Slate, July 29, 2008
- "Vermont", AGNI
- "Here Follows an Account of the Nature of Birds", Paris Review
- The Afterlife of Objects. University of Chicago Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-226-10378-5.
- Natural History: Poems. Random House, Inc. 2007. ISBN 978-0-375-71115-2.
- Where's the Moon, There's the Moon: Poems. Random House Inc. 2010. ISBN 978-0-307-27217-1.
- H.L. Hix, ed. (2008). New Voices: Contemporary Poetry from the United States. Irish Pages. ISBN 978-0-9544257-9-1.
- "The Anne Winters Challenge", Slate, Nov. 29, 2004
- One Kind of Everything:Poem and Person in Contemporary America. University of Chicago Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-226-10381-5.
- The fidgets of remembrance: three reflections on Robert Lowell's late poetry. Amherst College. 1993.
- Dan Chiasson interviewed by Christopher Lydon, "Whose Words These Are," Radio Open Source, 27 May 2010
- "Amherst Poets Dream Date: Interview with Dan Chiasson" by Josh Jacobs, September 2011