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Taije Silverman

(she/her/hers)

Fisher-Bennett Hall 235
215-746-1164

Office Hours

fall 2022

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 1:30-2:30 pm, and by appointment

Taije Silverman (she/her) is the author of two books of poetry: Now You Can Join the Others, which will be published in November 2022, and Houses Are Fields, which was published in 2009. She also translated The Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli from the Italian with Marina Della Putta Johnston; this book was shortlisted for the John Florio Prize. Silverman's poems have been in journals including Poetry, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, and twice selected for Best American Poetry. She has been awarded the Puschcart Prize, the Anne Halley Prize for best poem in The Massachusetts Review, and residencies from Yaddo and MacDowell. Silverman is the recipient of a 2011 Fulbright, the Emory University Creative Writing Fellowship, and the Vassar College W.K. Rose Fellowship. She is the faculty advisor for DoubleSpeakhttps://www.doublespeakmagazine.org.

Email: tsilver@sas.upenn.edu


Selected Work 

 

poems

Tiresias Too (from The Gettysburg Review

Poem to Keep What I Love (from Poetry

Our Happy Life (from The Awl)

Where to Put It (from Georgia Review)

The Night I Slept with My High School English Teacher (from Poetry Northwest)

The Next to Last to First Kiss (from Alaska Quarterly Review)

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

 

translations

The Sirens by Giovanni Pascoli (from Poetry)

Autumn Journal by Giovanni Pascoli (from The Nation)

Night-Blooming Jasmine by Giovanni Pascoli (from Five Points

 

interviews, features, and reviews:

interview with Ethan Wang, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, 2022

review in LA Review of Books, 2021

feature on "The Slowdown" with Tracy K. Smith, 2020

interview with Marilena Renda for BOLOGNA IN LETTERE, 2020

Interview with OMNIA, 2017

Interview with The Southern Review, 2017

Interview with Brooklyn Poets, 2013

Interview on Take It Everything (from The Missouri Review), 2011

 

selected audio:

"Grief," original composition on piano by Dr. Denise Brown of Lincoln University, 2021

"Dome of the Rock, Rock of the Tunnel," Kenyon Review, 2020

"But I Didn't Look at Her," Southern Review, 2020

"Grief" in "A Woman's Life and Love" a feminist song cycle by composer Sara Carina Graef, premiered at Oakland University by mezzo-soprano Alta Marie Boover on October 5, 2019: Introduction at 24 and 32 minutes

"Philtrum," poesia-duetto by Andrew Hsu, premiered at the Curtis Institute of Music on December 4, 2016

 

 

  

 


 

Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

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

Courses Taught

fall 2022

spring 2022

fall 2021

spring 2021

fall 2020

spring 2020

fall 2019

spring 2018

fall 2017

spring 2017

fall 2016

spring 2016

fall 2015

spring 2015

fall 2014

spring 2014

spring 2013

fall 2012

ENGL 120.401 Translation  

summer 2012