Chard deNiord

Chard deNiord is the author of five books of poetry, Interstate (forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), The Double Truth (2011), Night Mowing (2005), Sharp Golden Thorn (2003), and Asleep in the Fire (1990). His book of essays and interviews with seven senior American poets (Lucille Clifton, Ruth Stone, Jack Gilbert, Maxine Kumin, Robert Bly, Galway Kinnell, and Donald Hall), titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs: Conversations and Reflections on Twentieth Century American Poets, was published in 2011 by Marick Press. In 2002 he co-founded the New England College MFA Program in Poetry, which he directed until 2007. He is a professor of English at Providence College and lives in Putney, Vermont. “On Calligraphic Perception,” his interview with Jane Hirshfield, appeared on the WLT blog in 2013.