Jonathan Aaron is an American poet.
He graduated from the University of Chicago and Yale University Ph.D.
His work has been published in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The New Yorker,The New York Review of Books,The London Review of books, The Boston Globe (as guest reviewer), and The Times Literary Supplement.
Aaron was born and raised in Massachusetts. He currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since 1988, Mr. Aaron has been an Associate Professor at Emerson College in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing. In Fall of 2007, Mr. Aaron was visiting poet-in-residence at Williams College.
His work has received many honors, including Fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Massachusetts Endowment for the Arts.
His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry five times.
1975-1976 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
The rain lets up. Bright shafts of sunlight
plunge through shiny leaves of birch and white oak.
I turn off the lamp on my desk as the birds
When I got to the party and saw everybody
walking around in Christmas costumes,
I remembered I was supposed to be wearing one, too.
I never told you I was anything but what I am," she says.
Black and white, the sunset behind Lake Tahoe looks spectacular.
She turns and goes upstairs, his chance to light a cigarette