Chard DeNiord

DeNiord Chard

Chard deNiord is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Interstate (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and The Double Truth (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011) and two books of interviews with eminent American poets titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers Stapled Songs and I Would Lie To You If I Could.. His new book of poems titled In My Unknowing is due out this coming February, also from by the University of Pittsburgh Press. His poems have appeared recently in Poetry, The Michigan Quarterly, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Antioch Review, AGNI, and Blackbird. He served as Poet Laureate of Vermont from 2015 to 2019.

  • BLURRED LINES, SOME THOUGHTS ON HYBRID, LIMINAL, AND PROSE POETRY

    In his poem “In the Evening Air,” Theodor Roethke declares, “I’ll make a broken music or I’ll die.”
    Issue #100 December 2019
  • Suspense, Suspension, and the Sublime in the Poetry of Robert Frost

    Suspense, Suspension, and the Sublime in the Poetry of Robert Frost     Robert Frost was a sublime poet who…

    Issue #97 September 2019
  • The Other by Chard DeNiord

    THE OTHER In his great book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, William Blake records some of his wisest lines…

    Issue #90 February 2019
  • Can Poetry Save America by Chard DeNiord

    CAN POETRY SAVE AMERICA? Czelaw Milosz, the twentieth century Polish poet and Nobel laureate who became a U.S. citizen in…

    Issue #88 December 2018
  • Vesper

    The sky is blue for reasons other than atmospheric ones.
  • AT THE SLEEP CLINIC

    I sat in the parking lot of the sleep clinic
  • Chard deNiord: SWIMMING IN THE DROWNED RIVER OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY

    As a poet, essayist, and interviewer for the past twenty five years, I have struggled with a compound question that…

    Issue #69 April 2017
  • THE DAY

    History sings “misery, misery.”
  • The Muse Writes Luis Jorge Borges A Letter On His 86th Birthday

    The night has entered your eyes