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Taije Silverman

Taije Silverman


Fisher-Bennett Hall 235

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spring 2019

on leave

Taije Silverman is the author of Houses Are Fields, a book of poems published in 2009 by Louisiana University Press. Her Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli (translated from the Italian with Marina Della Putta Johnston) will be published by Princeton University Press in fall 2019. Recent poems and translations have been in The Best American Poetry 2017 and  The Best American Poetry 2016Harvard Review, The Nation, Agni, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Her poems are forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review, Five Points, and The Georgia Review. She is the recipient of a 2017 Pushcart Prize, the 2016 Anne Halley Prize for best poem in The Massachusetts Review, a 2011 Fulbright Award, the 2010-11 W.K. Rose Fellowship from Vassar College, and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Houses Are Fields appeared in Italian translation in 2013 (Le Case Sono Campi, trans. Giorgia Pordenoni, Oedipus Edizioni). Silverman previously taught at the University of Bologna, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and at Emory University, where she was the Creative Writing Fellow. 

Selected Work 



Tiresias Too (from The Gettysburg Review

Littoral (from Georgia Review)

Now You Can Join the Others (from Ploughshares)

Who The Letters Were From (audio gallery for The Southern Review)

Ways to Say Luck (audio gallery for The Southern Review)

Spiritual Evaluation and Grief(from The Massachusetts Review)

On Joy and Grief, with an essay on the poems by Eleanor Wilner (from Shining Rock)



Autumn Journal by Giovanni Pascoli (from The Nation)

Night-Blooming Jasmine by Giovanni Pascoli (from Five Points

In the Fog, Laundresses, Hens, The Ox, Lightning, Thunder, Valentino, The Hour in Barga, Fides, by Giovanni Pascoli (from Asymptote)



Interview with OMNIA, December 2017

Interview with The Southern Review, November 2017

Interview with Brooklyn Poets, May, 2013

Interview on Take It Everything (from The Missouri Review)





Poetry and Poetics


Articles and Book Chapters

"Where to Put It" in The Best American Poetry 2017 (2016)