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Taije Silverman

Senior Lecturer


Fisher-Bennett Hall 235

Office Hours

fall 2023

Wednesdays: 3-5pm

Taije Silverman (she/her) is the author of two books of poetry: Now You Can Join the Others, which was published in 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; the book was shortlisted for the John Florio Prize. Silverman's poems have been in journals including Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Kenyon Review, and selected for Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize, and the Anne Halley Prize for best poem in The Massachusetts Review. Silverman is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, the Emory University Creative Writing Fellowship, the Vassar College W.K. Rose Fellowship, and residencies from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She is the faculty advisor for DoubleSpeak


Selected Work 



Grief (from Best American Poetry)

Tiresias Too (from The Gettysburg Review

Poem to Keep What I Love (from Poetry

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

The Poem About Chuck E Cheese a Friend Posted on Facebook (from Gettysburg Review)

Dome of the Rock, Rock of the Tunnel (from Kenyon Review)



The Meteor, essay and translation of a poem by Giovanni Pascoli (from Poetry Daily)

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:

on translation, Princeton University Press, 2023

review in Publishers Weekly, 2022

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 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

"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







Articles and Book Chapters

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

Courses Taught

fall 2024

spring 2024

fall 2023

spring 2023

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