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Taije Silverman


Fisher-Bennett Hall 235

Office Hours

spring 2021

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 1:30 pm - 3 pm, and by appointment

Taije Silverman (she/her) is the author of a book of poetry, Houses Are Fields, as well as The Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli, translated from the Italian with Marina Della Putta Johnston. Her poems and translations have been in The Nation, Poetry, The Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. They have been selected for the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Best American Poetry series as well as the 2016 Pushcart Prize Anthology; they received the Anne Halley Prize for best poem in The Massachusetts Review as well as 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 DoubleSpeak


Selected Work 



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)



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 Marilena Renda for BOLOGNA IN LETTERE 2020

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)


poems set to music:


"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 to the piece at 24 minutes and the piece itself at 32 minutes. 

"Philtrum," poesia-duetto per soprano e violincello 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)