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.

  • Natasha Trethewey
    May 27, 2015 | Chard deNiord
    The following interview took place before a large audience at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival on January 24, 2014. Photo © Nancy Crampton Chard deNiord: I’d like to begin with that turning point in your life when you decided to become a poet. I know you attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate, then worked for a while as a social worker before earning your...
  • Jane Hirshfield
    October 16, 2013 | Chard deNiord
    Jane Hirshfield and Donald Hall at the Hall-Kenyon Prize ceremony (Concord, New Hampshire, October 24, 2012) This interview was first conducted on October 24, 2012, at the Concord Public Library in Concord, New Hampshire, on the occasion of Hirshfield receiving the Donald Hall–Jane Kenyon Award in American Poetry; it then continued by email.  Chard deNiord: You graduated from Pr...