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David Yezzi

David Yezzi

Poetry Editor

David Yezzi's latest collection of poems is Birds of the Air (Carnegie Mellon). A former director of the Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Mr. Yezzi has contributed poems and criticism to The New York Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Poetry, The Yale Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. A former Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University, he is the author of Azores (Swallow Press), The Hidden Model (TriQuarterly), and the chapbook Sad Is Eros from Aralia Press.


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Mar 10, 2010

For the Birds

A reading from “Bright Wings” at the American Museum of Natural History


Sep 08, 2009

Daniel Brown on Cortland Review

About poetry, the great modernist poet Marianne Moore famously groused "I, too, dislike it. " Sometimes I know exactly how she feels.


Aug 10, 2009

Poetry Class at the Y

I’m teaching an eight-week class at the 92nd Street Y again this fall called On Prosody: A Poetry Workshop. Here’s a brief description from the Poetry Center’s website: “Students will explore the ways in which traditional meters and verse techniques may be used to make music in poetry.



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