Maureen N. McLane is a Professor in the NYU Department of English. She has published seven books of poetry: Same Life (FSG, 2008), Finalist for the Audre Lorde/Publishing Triangle Award; World Enough (FSG, 2010); This Blue (FSG, 2014), Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry; Mz N: the serial (FSG, 2016); Some Say (FSG, 2017, Finalist for the Audre Lorde/Publishing Triangle Award and for The Believer Award in Poetry; What I’m Looking For: Selected Poems (Penguin UK, 2019); and More Anon: Selected Poems (FSG, 2021).
Her book My Poets (FSG, 2012), an experimental hybrid of memoir and criticism, was a New York Times Notable Book and Finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. Her poems have appeared in e.g. Bomb, Granta, London Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and PN Review; her work has been translated into Czech, French, Greek, Italian, and Spanish. McLane has also published two critical monographs on British romantic poetics and numerous essays on Anglophone poetics, balladry, and mediality. Her writing on contemporary literature and culture has appeared in (among other venues) Boston Review, The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and Public Books. In 2003 she was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Nona Balakian Award for Excellence in Book Reviewing. She has, as of yet, no tattoos.