Dan Chiasson

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Dan Chiasson (born May 9, 1971,[1] in Burlington, Vermont) is an American poet, critic, and journalist. He is the author of five books. His name is usually pronounced "chase-in."

Dan Chiasson


Chiasson was born in Burlington, Vermont. He graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College[2] (1993), and from Harvard University, where he received a Ph.D in English and was awarded the Whiting Foundation Award in the Humanities.

He is currently an associate professor of English at Wellesley College. Chiasson is also affiliated with Boston University's Master of Fine Arts program, where he has taught workshops, and with NYU's program in Paris, France. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

He is the poetry critic for The New Yorker, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, where he writes about poetry, pop music and film. He was poetry editor, and later advisory editor, of the Paris Review.[3] His poems have been translated into many languages, including German by Jan Wagner. His "Natural History" was published as "Naturgeschichte" at Luxbooks, a publishing house focused on American poetry in bilingual editions. In the UK, he is published by Bloodaxe Books.

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

Honors and awards[edit]


See also links in External links section below.


  • Chiasson, Dan (2007). One kind of everything : poem and person in contemporary America. University of Chicago Press. 
  • — (1993). The fidgets of remembrance: three reflections on Robert Lowell's late poetry. Amherst College. 




Title Year First published Collected/reprinted
Swifts 2008 Slate (July 29, 2008)

Essays and reporting[edit]


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