Chard deNiord

Chard deNiord is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently In My Unknowing (University of Pittsburgh Press 2020) and Interstate (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). He is also the author of two books of interviews with eminent American poets titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Conversations and Reflections on 20th Century Poetry (Marick Press, 2011) and I Would Lie To You If I Could  (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018). His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, including two Pushcart volumes, What Saves Us (edited by Martin Espada), American Religious Poems, edited by Harold Bloom, and Plume Poetry 5 and 6, edited by Danny Lawless. He is a Professor Emeritus of English and Creative Writing at Providence College where he taught for twenty two years and the essay editor at Plume Poetry. From 2015 to 2019 he served as Poet Laureate of Vermont. He lives in Westminster West, Vermont with his wife, Liz.


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