Texas Tech University

David Yezzi

Associate Professor, The Writing Seminars, The Johns Hopkins University

David Yezzi's books of poetry include The Hidden Model, Azores (a Slate magazine best book of the year), and, most recently, Birds of the Air, about which The New York Times wrote: “Yezzi's inventive ventriloquism convincingly modulates his rhythms, recording natural speech in measured lines. . . . Not yet 50, Yezzi ranks among our best formalists.” He is the editor of The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, foreword by J. D. McClatchy, and is currently writing a biography of the poet Anthony Hecht for St. Martin's Press. He is an associate professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins and director of The Baltimore Poets Theater. He earned a B.F.A in theater from Carnegie Mellon and an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University.

Yezzi's interview was held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, on February 02, 2015.

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