Jonathan Aaron

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Jonathan Aaron
Born 1941 (age 76–77)
Northampton, Massachusetts
Nationality United States
Occupation Poet, Teacher, Author
Known for Books: "Second Sight", "Journey to the Lost City", "The End Out of the Past", "Corridor"
Awards Fellowships from Yaddo,[1] MacDowell, and the Massachusetts Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry five times. 1975-1976 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship

Jonathan Aaron is an American poet.


He graduated from the University of Chicago and Yale University Ph.D.

His work has been published in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The New Yorker,[2] The New York Review of Books,[3] The London Review of books,[4] The Boston Globe (as guest reviewer),[5] and The Times Literary Supplement.

Aaron was born and raised in Massachusetts. He currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[6] Since 1988, Mr. Aaron has been an Associate Professor at Emerson College in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing. In Fall of 2007, Mr. Aaron was visiting poet-in-residence at Williams College.[7]


He received the 1975-1976 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. His work has received many honors, including Fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Massachusetts Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry five times.


Poetry books[edit]


  • Ann Kjellberg, ed. (2000). Collected poems in English / Joseph Brodsky. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 978-0-374-52838-6. 



“Dreaming is after all a kind of thinking,” Jonathan Aaron writes in this new volume, his third in almost 25 years, and it’s hard to imagine a more succinct statement of his poetic method. Aaron has always used the peculiar instability of poems to his advantage: he builds tension from a poem’s ability to slip on no more than a phrase from the real to the symbolic, from the hypothetical to the unalterable.[8]


  1. ^ "Yaddo Artists' Recent Works". Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
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  3. ^ "Jonathan Aaron | The New York Review of Books". Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Jonathan Aaron · LRB". Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  5. ^ the complete review - all rights reserved. "Elegy for the Departure - Zbigniew Herbert". Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  6. ^ "Jonathan Aaron | Directory of Writers | Poets & Writers". 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  7. ^ "Writing, Literature & Publishing | Emerson College". Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  8. ^ "Poetry Microreviews". Boston Review. January–February 2007.