Brad Leithauser

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Brad E. Leithauser
Born (1953-02-27) 27 February 1953 (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Residence Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Novelist, essayist, poet, teacher
Years active 1982–present

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.[1]


Leithauser was born in 1953 in Detroit, Michigan.[2] He is an alumnus of the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.[3] 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. He was married to the poet Mary Jo Salter for many years and previously taught at Mount Holyoke College. In January, 2007, Leithauser joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Leithauser's work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Time, The New Yorker, and The New Criterion.

He is on the editorial board of the literary magazine The Common, based at Amherst College.[4]

Leithauser is the uncle and godfather of Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer of The Walkmen.

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Poetry collections[edit]


Essay collections[edit]

  • Penchants and Places, A.A. Knopf, 1995

Edited volumes[edit]



  1. ^ "Brad Leithauser". Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Brad Leithauser". Online NewsHour: Poetry Series. PBS NewsHour. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Brad Leithauser Author Bookshelf - Random House - Books - Audiobooks - Ebooks". Random House. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  4. ^ "About | The Common". Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  5. ^ "Brad E. Leithauser - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". Retrieved 2013-12-26. 

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