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John Hollander (born October 28, 1929 in New York City) is a Jewish-American poet and literary critic. As of 2007, he is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University. Previously he taught at Connecticut College, Hunter College, and the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Born to Jewish immigrant parents in New York, he attended Columbia University where he studied under Mark Van Doren and Lionel Trilling, and had Allen Ginsberg as one of his classmates. After graduating, he supported himself for a while writing liner notes for classical music albums before returning to obtain a Ph.D. in literature.

Hollander has been a resident of Woodbridge, Connecticut since the late 1980s. He has served as a judge for several high school recitation contests, and says he enjoys working with students on their poetry and teaching it. He stresses the importance of hearing poems out loud: "A good poem satisfies the ear. It creates a story or picture that grabs you, informs you and entertains you."

He is known also for his translations from Yiddish.

Hollander usually writes his poems on a computer, but if inspiration strikes him when he's away from it, "I've been known to start poems on napkins and scraps of paper, too.

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Total Books: 68
The Substance of Shadow A Darkening Trope in Poetic History
Rhyme's Reason A Guide to English Verse Fourth Edition
2014 - Rhyme's Reason a Guide to English Verse Fourth Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780300206296
ISBN-10: 0300206291
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Poetry and Music
2012 - Poetry and Music (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415942140
ISBN-10: 0415942144
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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A Draft of Light Poems
2008 - A Draft of Light Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307269119
ISBN-10: 0307269116
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Words for Images A Gallery of Poems
2006 - Words for Images a Gallery of Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780894670961
ISBN-10: 0894670964
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Picture Window  Poems
2005 - Picture Window Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375710131
ISBN-10: 0375710132
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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American Poetry
2002 - American Poetry [Poetry for Young People] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780439721257
ISBN-10: 0439721253
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Rhyme's Reason A Guide to English Verse
2001 - Rhyme's Reason a Guide to English Verse [Third Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300088328
ISBN-10: 0300088329
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Figurehead  And Other Poems
2000 - Figurehead and Other Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375704338
ISBN-10: 0375704337
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Reflections on Espionage
1999 - Reflections on Espionage (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780300079661
ISBN-10: 0300079664
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Poetry of Everyday Life
1999 - The Poetry of Everyday Life [Poets on Poetry] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780472096848
ISBN-10: 0472096842
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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The Work of Poetry
1997 - The Work of Poetry (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780231108966
ISBN-10: 0231108966
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Committed to Memory  100 Best Poems to Memorize
1996 - Committed to Memory 100 Best Poems to Memorize (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781885983152
ISBN-10: 1885983158
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Henry James  Complete Stories 1892-1898
1996 - Henry James Complete Stories 1892-1898 [Library of America, 82] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781883011093
ISBN-10: 1883011094
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Gazer's Spirit  Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art
1995 - The Gazer's Spirit Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780226349497
ISBN-10: 0226349497
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Selected Poetry
1995 - Selected Poetry (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679761983
ISBN-10: 0679761985
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tesserae And Other Poems
1995 - Tesserae and Other Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679762003
ISBN-10: 0679762000
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Untuning of the Sky Ideas of Music in English Poetry 1500-1700
1993 - The Untuning of the Sky Ideas of Music in English Poetry 1500-1700 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780208023513
ISBN-10: 0208023518
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Types of Shape New Expanded Edition
1991 - Types of Shape New Expanded Edition (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780300049749
ISBN-10: 0300049749
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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William Bailey
1991 - William Bailey (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780847813452
ISBN-10: 0847813452
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Melodious Guile  Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language
1990 - Melodious Guile Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780300049046
ISBN-10: 0300049048
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1986 - In Time and Place [Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction] (Paperback)Hardcover
1979 - Blue Wine and Other Poems [Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction] (Paperback)Hardcover
1973 - Oxford Anthology of English Literature 1800 to the Present [Oxford Anthology of English Literature] (Paperback)
The Head of the Bed [First Godine Poetry Chapbook Series, Number 3] (Hardcover)
The Essential Rossetti [Essential Poets] (Paperback)