Saskia Hamilton (born 1967 Washington, D.C.) is an American poet. She graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A., and from New York University with an M.A. She worked for the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Lannan Foundation and now teaches at Barnard College. She was a judge for the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize.
- Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship
- National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
- 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship
- Corridor, Graywolf Press, 2014, ISBN 978-1-55597-675-0
- Canal Arc, 2005, ISBN 978-1-904614-15-9
- Divide These, Graywolf Press, 2005, ISBN 978-1-55597-422-0
- As for Dream, Graywolf Press, 2001, ISBN 978-1-55597-316-2
- The Letters of Robert Lowell Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007, ISBN 978-0-374-53034-1
- Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Editors Thomas Travisano, Saskia Hamilton, Macmillan, 2010, ISBN 9780374531898
References in culture
- Saskia Hamilton was featured on the tenth track of the 2010 Ben Folds/Nick Hornby collaborative album Lonely Avenue as the subject of an eponymous song, written from the point of view of a teenage poetry fan whose attraction is purely based on her name. Hornby said that he "thought she had a fantastic name for her line of work."
- "Saskia Hamilton | Academy of American Poets". www.poets.org. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
- "Saskia Hamilton | Barnard College". barnard.edu. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
- "John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Saskia Hamilton". www.gf.org. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
- Guggenheim profile