Maureen N. McLane

Maureen N. McLane

Maureen N. McLane grew up in upstate New York and was educated at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. She is the author of World Enough: poems (FSG, 2010) and Same Life: poems (FSG, 2008), and a poetry chapbook, This Carrying Life (Pressed Wafer/Arrowsmith, 2006).  She has also published two books of literary criticism, Balladeering, Minstrelsy, and the Making of British Romantic Poetry (Cambridge UP, 2008) and Romanticism and the Human Sciences (CUP, 2000), and co-edited The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry (2008).  Her book, My Poets (FSG, 2012)—an experimental hybrid of memoir and criticism—was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in autobiography. World Enough was named one of 2010’s Five Best Poetry Books by Library Journal and one of the year’s 10 Best Books of Poems by Paul Muldoon in The New YorkerSame Life—finalist for both The Lambda Literary Award and The Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award—was also named one of the year’s best books by the Chicago Tribune

A contributing editor at Boston Review and poetry editor at Grey, she has published widely on poetry, contemporary fiction, and sexuality in (e.g.) 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 Nona Balakian Award for Excellence in Book Reviewing.  Currently an associate professor of English at NYU, she has taught at Harvard, the University of Chicago, MIT, and the East Harlem Poetry Project.   

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Maureen N. McLane

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Maureen N. McLane grew up in upstate New York and was educated at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. She is the author of World Enough: poems (FSG, 2010) and Same Life: poems (FSG, 2008), and a poetry chapbook, This Carrying Life (Pressed Wafer/Arrowsmith, 2006).  She has also published two books of literary criticism, Balladeering, Minstrelsy, and the Making of British Romantic Poetry (Cambridge UP, 2008) and . . .

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