David Yezzi (he/him/his)

David Yezzi


Curriculum Vitae
Gilman 76
Friday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

David Yezzi’s latest books of poetry are Black Sea (2018) and More Things in Heaven: New and Selected Poems (2022). His verse play Schnauzer, produced by the Baltimore Poets Theater, was published by Exot Books (2019). A former director of the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York, he is currently writing a biography of the poet Anthony Hecht.

David Yezzi teaches courses on narrative poetry (from Homer to the present) and on the dramatic element in lyric poetry, as well as “Performing Fiction & Poetry,” which combines literary and theatrical practice to further develop an awareness of literature as a spoken art form.