About Jan Schreiber

Jan Schreiber is a poet and critic. His books include Digressions, Wily Apparitions, and Bell Buoys, as well as two books of translations: A Stroke upon the Sea and Sketch of a Serpent. His poems and reviews have appeared in the Hudson Review, the Southern Review, Agenda, the Formalist, and many other publications, as well as on-line journals and anthologies. A song cycle, Zeno’s Arrow, based on seven of his poems, was composed by Paul Alan Levi and premiered in 2001.


Jan Schreiber Has written the following articles:


CPR Classic Readings

Reviewed By: Jan Schreiber Read: X. J. Kennedy’s “The Pacifier” It’s rare nowadays to find maxims and adages embedded in poems, though verses were once a common and accepted way of transmitting received wisdom. But X. J. Kennedy violates many contemporary norms and expectations in poems that wander the ill-defined territory between humorous and whimsical. […]

Posted in April 2008: X. J. Kennedy Special Issue, ReviewsComments (0)

The Achievements of Anthony Hecht

Collected Earlier Poems by Anthony Hecht. Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. Collected Later Poems by Anthony Hecht. Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. As Reviewed By: Jan Schreiber For years I resisted the temptation to sum up Anthony Hecht’s work as a single, completed whole. I preferred to see it as an evolving organism, changing direction and emphasis […]

Posted in December 2004: In Memoriam, FeaturedComments (0)