John Palattella: Neilly Series Lecture


John Palattella: Neilly Series Lecture





John Palattella will discuss magazines and literary culture in the present economic and publishing climate. He is literary editor of The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. He received a BA from Washington & Lee University and a PhD from the University of Rochester. His dissertation focused on the early poetry and prose of William Carlos Williams.

In the mid-90s Palattella was a special projects editor at Lingua Franca and co-editor of The Real Guide to Graduate School (Lingua Franca Books, 1997). From 2004 to 2007 he was an editor-at-large of the Columbia Journalism Review, and in 2007 he served as poetry editor of The Nation. Palattella's essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the London Review of Books, The Boston Review, Bookforum, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the Washington Post Bookworld, Newsday, Dissent, American Scholar, and the Chronicle Review. In 1995 he was the recipient of the Robert D. Richardson Award in Non-fiction Writing from the Denver Quarterly for an essay about the poet Susan Howe.

Introduction by James Longenbach, Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English






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