Rosanna Warren was born in Fairfield, Connecticut to a pair of writers: Robert Penn Warren, a major poet and novelist, and Eleanor Clark, a prize-winning author of criticism, fiction, and travel books. A professor of comparative literature at Boston University, editor, and literary translator, she has published four books of poetry. Her work, which ranges between the rhapsodic and cerebral, shows a deep and abiding interest in the visual arts—in fact, her earliest creative activities were drawing and painting.
Poems By ROSANNA WARREN
Audio & PodcastsThe Poetry Magazine Podcast
July/August 2014: "We a Wild Life"
Readings by Rosanna Warren and Thomas Sayers Ellis (with saxophone accompaniment by James Brandon Lewis). Dorothea Lasky talks with the editors about color in poetry.
Oral History Initiative: On Elizabeth Bishop
An informal conversation remembering the life and work of Elizabeth Bishop, with Lloyd Schwartz, Frank Bidart, Rosanna Warren, Gail Mazur, and Megan Marshall. Conducted at Harvard University in March 2012, and used by permission of the participants and the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard College Library. To see the event video, click here.