Statman, Mark

Statman, Mark

Mark Statman
BA, Comparative Religions, Columbia College (Columbia University)
Associate Professor, Writing

As a poet and educator, I’m interested in the ways in which poetry (and all the arts) help us to describe and define the world we live in, that is, to think about what it means to be a writer in this society. I want for my students what I want for myself: to read and to make work that is challenging, provocative, funny, sad, strange, beautiful.
Courses Taught:
Spanish Surrealism
Advanced Poetry
The Arts of Sports
Intermediate Poetry
IRT-Poet in New York
How People Learn
Introduction to Poetry: Chaos, Order, Things As They Are
Teachers & Writers Collaborative Fieldcourse I and II
Seminar in Education Studies
Recent Publications:
  • Contributing poet to "Occasional Religion: Scholars and Artists Looking at the World."
  • Poetry, fiction, translations, essays have appeared in numerous collections and journals, including most recently South Dakota ReviewWashington Square ReviewAmerican Poetry Review (APR), Florida Review, Cincinnati Review, Ping PongTrespass,Tin House, The Hat, Hanging Loose, Bayou, conduit, Curbside Review, CBC Features, and Teachers & Writers.
  • Tourist at a Miracle: Poems (Hanging Loose, 2010).
  • Poet in New York, Federico Garcia Lorca, translated with Pablo Medina (Grove Press, 2008). 
  • Listener in the Snow: The Practice and Teaching of Poetry (Teachers & Writers, 2000). 
  • The Alphabet of the Trees: A Guide to Nature Writing, co-edited with Christian McEwen (Teachers & Writers, 2000).
Office Location:
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
64 West 11th Street, Room 111
New York, NY  10011
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5100 x2240


Research Interests:
Poetry; Short fiction; Translation (Spanish); Pedagogy of Creative Writing.
Awards and Honors:
  • Jubilee Award, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (Columbia University)
  • Gold Key, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (Columbia University)
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Writers Project Fellow

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