Alfred Corn
Using: the Allegorical Habit in Contemporary Poetry

Alfred Corn is the author of nine books of poems, including Stake: Selected Poems, 1972-1992, which appeared in 1999, and a new collection of poems, titled Contradictions, which appeared with Copper Canyon Press in 2002. He has also published a novel, Part of His Story, and a collection of critical essays titled The Metamorphoses of Metaphor. He has received Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, an Award in Literature from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, and the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine. For many years he taught in the Graduate Writing Program of the School of the Arts at Columbia and has held visiting posts at UCLA, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, Sarah Lawrence, Yale, and the University of Tulsa. Alfred Corn also writes art criticism for Art in America and ARTnews magazines. In 2001 Abrams published Aaron Rose Photographs, for which he supplied the introduction. In October 2003 he was a fellow of the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center at Bellagio, and in 2004-2005, he held the Amy Clampitt residency in Lenox, Massachusetts. He taught at the Poetry School in London for 2005-2006, and now lives in Hudson, New York.