Dan Chiasson was born in Burlington, Vermont and attended Rice High School. He received his BA at Amherst and PhD from Harvard. Dan is an American poet and long time contributor to The New Yorker, the New York Review of Books and received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Guggenheim Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, and the Whiting Award. Dan is the Lorraine C. Wang professor of English at Wellesley College. He has written six books and is embarking on a biography about Bernie Sanders.
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