David Yezzi's latest book is Black Sea (Carnegie Mellon). He is also the author of the collection of poems 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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Features April 2019
An interview with Christian Wiman
The New Criterion’s poetry editor interviews the poet, editor, and teacher.
Poems April 2018
Four poems by Giosuè Carducci
Notebook February 2018
Dick Allen, 1939–2017
Remembering the life and works of Dick Allen.
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Jul 07, 2016
Verse in perfect pitch
On the style and inspiration of the late Geoffrey Hill.
Dec 21, 2015
Eleanor Ray at Steven Harvey
Mar 10, 2010
For the Birds
A reading from "Bright Wings" at the American Museum of Natural History
March 25, 2019
David Yezzi & James Panero discuss the 2019 poetry issue; a reading by Nicholas Friedman
James Panero discusses the April issue with the New Criterion poetry editor David Yezzi, followed by 2018 New Criterion Poetry Prize–winner Nicholas Friedman reading a selection of poems from his collection Petty Theft.
April 13, 2018
David Yezzi & James Panero discuss the 2018 poetry issue; a reading by Poetry Prize winner Moira Egan
David Yezzi & James Panero discuss the 2018 poetry issue; a reading by Poetry Prize winner Moira Egan:
April 24, 2017
James Panero & David Yezzi discuss the 2017 poetry issue; a reading by Poetry Prize winner John Foy
Poetry editor David Yezzi and executive editor James Panero discuss The New Criterion’s special poetry issue; Poetry Prize winner John Foy reads from his collection of poems Night Vision.