Aaron Fogel

(1947 - / New York City, New York)

Biography of Aaron Fogel

Aaron Fogel poet

Aaron Fogel was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Columbia and Cambridge Universities, and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia. Fogel currently occupies a space on the Boston University faculty, a position he has held since 1978. He lives with his wife Barbara and his son Adam in Cambridge, MA.


Aaron Fogel’s books include Chain Hearings (poems) and Coercion to Speak: Conrad’s Poetics of Dialogue (criticism). Backdoor Books will soon publish his chapbook, Ornery Language Philosophy. His poems have appeared in such places as The Best American Poetry, Boulevard, AGNI, and Slate.


2001: Kahn Award for The Printer's Error
1987-88: Guggenheim Fellow
1967-69: Kellett Fellowship

Aaron Fogel's Works:

The Printer's Error (The Miami University Press Poetry Series - January 01, 2001)
Coercion to Speak: Conrad's Poetics of Dialogue (August 01, 1985)
Chain Hearings (1976)
Ornery Language Philosophy (Upcoming)

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P:The statistician and the poet need each other,
But not yet.

S:You need us now.
Without a theory of probability
To guide you -

P:Not the unguided but the unguarded moments
Are the most beautiful

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