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John Yau

Poet, critic, and curator John Yau was born in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1950. Since publishing his first collection of poetry, Crossing Canal Street, with Bellevue Press in 1976, he has penned over fifty books of poetry, fiction, and criticism. He has received numerous literary awards and grants; including a National Poetry Series Book for Corpse and Mirror (1983), the American Academy of Poets’ Lavan Younger Poets Award (1988), and the Jerome Shestack Prize from American Poetry Review (1994).Yau has been the Arts editor of The Brooklyn Rail since March 2004. He currently teaches art criticism at Mason Gross School of the Arts and Rutgers University and resides in New York City.


Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award (1988) 

National Poetry series Book selected by John Ashbery (1983)

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