Biography of Aaron Fogel
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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Aaron Fogel Poems
The Man Who Never Heard Of Frank Sinatra
The man who had never heard of Frank Sinatra: he lived A perfectly ordinary life in America. Born in 1915, He followed all the fads, read the newspapers, listened
The Printer's Error
Fellow compositors and pressworkers! I, Chief Printer
Pupils Slip Up
I have several questions. For a few months A radio business channel In Boston carried
The coffin, set up as coffins always are, near the grave, contained the father. The sentence, set up as sentences always are, on the page, contained the words. The meat package, set up as meat packages always are, with cellophane covering, contained the chops.
P:The statistician and the poet need each other, But not yet. S:You need us now. Without a theory of probability
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