Natalie Shapero

Natalie Shapero

Natalie Shapero is the professor of the practice of poetry at Tufts University and an editor at large of the Kenyon Review. She was the guest poetry editor for the Sept/Oct 2019 issue of the Kenyon Review. Her poetry collections are Hard Child and No Object, and her writing has appeared in the Nation, the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, and elsewhere.

Nov/Dec 2020

Five by Seven

By Natalie Shapero

When people have photographs of themselves displayed in their own homes, I always assume they have died and it is their ghosts who invited me over, their ghosts with whom […]

Sept/Oct 2019

Speak Low

By Natalie Shapero

Lowness as a state of emotion. Lowness as a quality of sound. Lowness as a status. Lowness as a literal geographical feature. Initially, I was interested in compiling a set […]

Nov/Dec 2018

Young Poets Introduction

By Natalie Shapero

Editor at Large2018 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers   The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers, now in its fifteenth year, recognizes an outstanding single poem by […]

Nov/Dec 2016

Young Poets Introduction

By Natalie Shapero

Editor at Large 2016 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers, now in its thirteenth year, recognizes an outstanding single poem by […]

Spring 2007

Pastoral

By Natalie Shapero

Above the Deaf School, oddly opportune: this whittled city's whalebone-sliver moon.     Someone has teased imported shrubbery into Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the le de la Grande Jatte. The island […]