Maureen McLane

Author of "Same Life: Poems," "World Enough: Poems," and others

Maureen N. McLane, Associate Professor of English at New York University, was educated at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. She is the author of Balladeering, Minstrelsy, and the Making of British Romantic Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and Romanticism and the Human Sciences (CUP, 2000, 2006). She also co-edited The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry (2008). Her research and teaching focus on British literature and culture, 1750-1830, and more broadly on the intersection of poetry, "literature," and modernity. Her books of poetry include Same Life: Poems (FSG, 2008) and World Enough: Poems (FSG, 2010), as well as My Poets—an experimental hybrid of memoir and criticism, which is a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. Her third book of poems, This Blue, is forthcoming from FSG in 2014. Her poetry is also published in The New Yorker.

World Enough was named one of 2010’s Five Best Poetry Books by Library Journal and one of the year’s 10 Best Books of Poems by Paul Muldoon in The New YorkerSame Life—finalist for both The Lambda Literary Award and The Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award—was also named one of the year’s best books by the Chicago Tribune

A contributing editor at Boston Review and poetry editor at Grey, she has published widely on poetry, contemporary fiction, and sexuality in (e.g.) The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Boston Review, the Washington Post, American Poet, and on the Poetry Foundation website.  In 2003, she won the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Award for Excellence in Book Reviewing.