B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., Harvard University
Associate Professor of English
Poet and critic.
I write poems when I am able, and write reviews and essays the rest of the time. I'm the poetry critic for The New Yorker, where I've been a contributor since 2000. I write regularly about poetry, art, and popular music for The New York Review of Books. I have published five books, most recently Bicentennial (Knopf, 2014). My next project is The Moonkeeper's Son, a children's book. I teach poetry of all periods, with an emphasis on recent American poets. I feel that the sheet-pan pizza at Tutto Italiano is the best in town, but get there early, because it sells out.