Maureen N. McLane was educated at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Chicago, from which she received her Ph.D. in 1997. A poet and critic, she has published two books of poetry and four nonfiction books.
A contributing editor at Boston Review, her articles on poetry, fiction, teaching, and sexuality have appeared widely e.g., in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Review, The Washington Post, American Poet, and on the Poetry Foundation website.
In 2003 she won the National Book Critics Circle’s Balakian Award for Excellence in Book Reviewing; she served on the Board of Directors of the NBCC, 2007-2010.
She teaches in the English Department of NYU and has taught at Harvard, the University of Chicago, MIT, and the East Harlem Poetry Project. She thinks print is not dead, nor poetry, nor the human—though regarding what the latter two might be, she remains agnostic.
My Poets was recently chosen a New York Times Notable Book of 2012.
Here are some recent pieces about Maureen:
- Bookforum: The Body Electric
- Barnes & Noble Review: Madness and Marginalia: Maureen McLane on “My Poets”
- The Brooklyn Rail: Maureen McLane in conversation with Adam Fitzgerald
- The New York Observer: Anxieties of Influence: Maureen N. McLane Sizes Up the Poets Who Made Her Who She Is
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