Alfred Corn

Alfred Corn is the author of 11 books of poems, the most recent titled Unions (2015) and two novels, the second titled Miranda’s Book, which also appeared in 2015. He has published two collections of essays, The Metamorphoses of Metaphor and Atlas: Selected Essays, 1989-2007.  Fellowships for his poetry include the Guggenheim, the NEA, an Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and one from the Academy of American Poets. He has taught at Yale, Columbia, Connecticut College, The University of Cincinnati, and UCLA.  In 2013, he was made a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge. In 2015, he was a speaker at the opening of a new museum in Wuzhen, China, dedicated to the life and work of the painter and writer Mu Xin. Chamán Ediciones in Spain published Rocinante, a selection of his work translated in Spanish, and another edition has been published in Mexico under the title Antonio en el desierto. A new collection of essays titled Arks & Covenants is scheduled to appear shortly. In October 2016, Roads Taken, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Alfred Corn’s first book, All Roads at Once, was held at Poets’ House in New York City. He has been inducted into the Georgia Writers’ Hall of Fame.