Jane Yeh

Jane Yeh

Jane Yeh is a poet who was born in America and educated at Harvard University. She holds master’s degrees from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and Manchester Metropolitan University. Her first full-length collection, Marabou, was published in 2003 by Metre Editions. Her next collection, The Ninjas, was launched on the 8th of November 2012 and was published by Carcanet.

Currently Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Kingston University, she also teaches residential courses for Arvon and writes on books, theatre, fashion and sport for publications including The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, Time Out, and The Village Voice. Her poem, “On Ninjas”, is currently available online at the Boston Review. Her poem “Yesterday,” appears in the new Forward Book of Poetry 2013 (Faber), and her poem “The Birds” can be found in the anthology The Best British Poetry 2012 (Salt).  Both books were published this October.

She has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a residency at Yaddo. She lives in London. Her website is http://www.janeyeh3.com and you can follow her on Twitter @janeyeh3

Jane recently led an Advanced Critical Reading seminar for the MFA in Creative Writing and, as a part of our series of lecturer/writer profiles (search “writer profiles” on the right for the series), has provided a list of recommended reading.

A few of Jane’s favourite (poetry) things:

Anthology of Modern American Poetry’s website, full of interesting material:


Behn, Robin and Chase Twichell, eds., The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach (London: HarperResource, 1992)

Brock-Broido, Lucie, The Master Letters (New York: Knopf, 1997)

Dickinson, Emily, The Complete Poems (London: Faber, 1976)

Donne, John, The Collected Poems of J

ohn Donne (London: Wordsworth Editions, 1994)

Donnelly, Timothy, The Cloud Corporation (London: Picador, 2011)

Hill, Geoffrey, Mercian Hymns (London: Deutsch, 1975)

Minnis, Chelsey, Zirconia (New York: Fence, 2001)

Morley, David, The Invisible Kings (Manchester: Carcanet, 2007)

Plath, Sylvia, Ariel: The Restored Edition (London: Faber, 2007)

Ramazani, Jahan, The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, vols. 1 and 2

(New York: W.W. Norton, 2003)

Verse Daily website:  http://www.versedaily.org

Editor’s note: Many thanks to Jane Yeh for the reading list, photo and biography. The biography was adapted from the author’s website, www.janeyeh3.com

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