Joshua Weiner is the editor of At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn (2009), as well as the the author of two books of poems, The World’s Room (2001) and From the Book of Giants (2006). Weiner is the recent recipient of the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a Whiting Writers’ Award. He has published poems and prose in Best American Poetry, the Nation, the American Scholar, New York Review of Books, Chicago Tribune, Threepenny Review, TriQuarterly, Chicago Review, Boston Review, Yale Review, Slate, and elsewhere.
Articles By JOSHUA WEINER
- “If You Read, You'll Judge”
In the world of poetry, "best" is a fighting word.
- Canon Fodder
A highly personal list.
- Hit Singles
Looking at the most anthologized poems in English.
- Philip Larkin: “The Whitsun Weddings”
A Springtime train ride with brides and grooms.
- Seamus Heaney: “Casualty”
In this “Troubles” elegy, the poet revisits a fisherman and pub-goer he once knew.
- Thom Gunn: “From the Wave”
Touch, risk, trust, improvisation—“the intellect as powerhouse of love.”