Dan Chiasson

Dan Chiasson
dchiasso@wellesley.edu
(781) 283-2541
English
B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., Harvard University
FND 116

Dan Chiasson

Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English

Poet and critic.


I write poems when I am able; I write reviews and essays the rest of the time. I have been a regular contributor to The New Yorker since 2000. I also write regularly about poetry, art, and popular music for The New York Review of Books. I have published six books, most recently The Math Campers (2020).  My next project is a book about my hometown and the role it played in shaping the ideas and career of Bernie Sanders:  Bernie for Burlington: A Biography of his Rise in a Changing Vermont, 1968-1991 (Pantheon, 2025). I enjoy teaching poetry of all periods, with an emphasis on recent American poets.