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David Yezzi

David Yezzi

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.

article archive

“Poetry & Truth” | April 2015

Poets, like journalists, historians, are after the truth. But what kind of truth, exactly, do we find in poetry?

Mark Strand, 1934-2014 | January 2015

Remembering the poet, artist, and critic.

Sound & sensibility | April 2014

The musicality of Robert Frost

Exhibition note | February 2014

On "Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910–1925” at the Neue Galerie, New York, NY.

John Hollander, 1929–2013 | October 2013

Remembering the poet John Hollander.

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Birds of the Air (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series)

Birds of the Air (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series)

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The Hidden Model (Triquarterly Books)

The Hidden Model (Triquarterly Books)

by David Yezzi



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Elucidations & Corrections: Arts Criticism

The Goldring Arts Journalism Program S. I. New House School of Public Communications at Syracuse University honors "The New Criterion."

Posted on: 01/19/2010


Roger Kimball, Jay Nordlinger, James Panero, David YezziLaura Jacobs

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blog article archive

Eleanor Ray at Steven Harvey | Dec 21, 2015 11:53 AM

For the Birds | Mar 10, 2010 10:54 AM

Daniel Brown on Cortland Review | Sep 08, 2009 03:29 PM

Poetry Class at the Y | Aug 10, 2009 11:55 AM

Dante & the Restoration (of St. John the Divine) | Apr 07, 2009 05:31 PM

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