Dan Chiasson

Dan Chiasson was born in Burlington, Vermont, and was educated at Amherst College and Harvard University, where he completed a Ph.D. in English. His first book of poems, The Afterlife of Objects, debuted in 2002, and was followed by the critically acclaimed collections Natural History and Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon. 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, and teaches at Amherst and Wellesley colleges.

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