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Dan Chiasson Named Paris Review Poetry Editor

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Online Only, posted 10.16.08

The Fall 2008 issue of the Paris Review recently hit stands with a new addition to its masthead. Dan Chiasson has joined Megan O'Rourke as one of the journal's poetry editors, taking over for Charles Simic, who recently stepped down from that position as well as his U.S. poet laureate post in order to write full-time.

Chiasson has published two poetry collections, The Afterlife of Objects (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and Natural History (Knopf, 2005). His third, Where's the Moon, There's the Moon, is forthcoming from Knopf next year. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches poetry at Wellesley College.

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