About Rachel Wetzsteon

Rachel Wetzsteon (1967 - 2009) was an American poet and critic. A life-long resident of Manhattan, she taught at Barnard College. Her books of poetry include Sakura Park (2006) and Home and Away (1998). She also wrote a book of criticism called Influential Ghosts: A Study of Auden's Sources. She held degrees from the universities of Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Columbia.


Rachel Wetzsteon Has written the following articles:


Philip Larkin and Happiness

On “Born Yesterday” For those familiar with Philip Larkin’s work, the title of this short essay will seem to offer a juxtaposition so improbable as to be laugh-out-loud funny-rather like that old joke staple, the tiny book titled German Humor, or the admittedly unlikely prospect of a panel at a New Formalist conference on “The […]

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