Friday, August 29, 2008

Dan Chiasson

Dan Chiasson's first book of poems, The Afterlife of Objects appeared in 2002. A widely published literary critic, Chiasson is the author of One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award. Natural History is his most recent collection of poetry.

Earlier this week I asked him what he was reading. His reply:
John Ashbery: Collected Poems, V. 1 (Library of America)

Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Experience"

Interviews with Glenn Gould

James Wood, How Fiction Works
Read a few poems from Chaisson's Natural History.

--Marshal Zeringue