J.D. McCLATCHY is the author of six collections of poems: Scenes From Another Life (Braziller, 1981), Stars Principal (Macmillan, 1986), The Rest of the Way (Knopf, 1990), Ten Commandments (Knopf, 1998), Hazmat (Knopf, 2002, a Pulitzer Prize finalist), and Mercury Dressing (Knopf, 2009). In addition, his selected poems, Division of Spoils, appeared in England in 2003. His literary essays are collected in White Paper (Columbia, 1989), which was given the Melville Cane Award by the Poetry Society of America, in Twenty Questions (Columbia, 1998), and in American Writers at Home (Vendome/Library of America, 2004; editions in French and German were also published). He has also edited several other books, including Seven Mozart Librettos (Norton, 2010), The Whole Difference: Selected Writings of Hugo von Hofmannsthal (Princeton, 2008); The Four Seasons (Knopf, 2008); James Merrill’s Selected Poems (Knopf, 2008); Thornton Wilder’s Collected Plays & Writings on Theater (Library of America, 2007); Poets of the Civil War (Library of America, 2005); Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Selected Poems (Library of America, 2003); James Merrill’s Collected Prose (Knopf, 2004) as well as his Collected Novels and Plays (2002) and his Collected Poems (2001); Horace: The Odes (Princeton, 2002); Bright Pages: Yale Writers 1701-2001 (Yale, 2001); Poems of the Sea (Knopf, 2001); Love Speaks Its Name (Knopf, 2001); Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Poems and Other Writings (Library of America, 2000); On Wings of Song (Knopf, 2000); Christmas Poems (Knopf, 1999); The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (Vintage, 1996); Woman in White: Poems by Emily Dickinson (Folio Society, 1991); The Vintage Books of Contemporary American Poetry (Vintage, 1990; revised edition, 2003); Poets on Painters (California, 1988); Recitative: Prose by James Merrill (North Point, 1986); and Anne Sexton: The Poet and Her Critics (Indiana, 1978). For Random House, he also edited the acclaimed The Voice of the Poet series of audiobooks, which includes the work of nineteen poets. In addition, he has published fiction and translations. His work appears regularly in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, The New Republic, and many other magazines.
Mr. McClatchy has had a busy academic life as well. For many years has taught at Princeton, Yale, Columbia, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, and other universities, and is now Professor of English at Yale. Since 1991, he has served as editor of The Yale Review.