July 22, 2021

Maureen N. McLane

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes acclaimed poet MAUREEN N. MCLANE—author of This Blue, a finalist for the National Book Award—for a discussion of her latest poetry collection, More Anon: Selected Poems. She will be joined in conversation by poet KATIE PETERSON, author of The AccountsA Piece of Good News, and Life in a Field.


More Anon gathers a selection of poems from Maureen N. McLane’s critically acclaimed first five books of poetry.

McLane, whose 2014 collection This Blue was a finalist for the National Book Award, is a poet of wit and play, of romanticism and intellect, of song and polemic. More Anon presents her work anew. The poems spark with life, and the concentrated selection showcases her energy and style.

As Parul Seghal wrote in Bookforum, “To read McLane is to be reminded that the brain may be an organ, but the mind is a muscle. Hers is a roving, amphibious intelligence; she’s at home in the essay and the fragment, the polemic and the elegy.” In More Anon, McLane—a poet, scholar, and prizewinning critic—displays the full range of her vertiginous mind and daring experimentation.

About Author(s)

Katie Peterson is the author of the poetry collections: This One TreePermissionThe AccountsA Piece of Good News, and, most recently, Life in a Field. She lives in California and teaches at the University of California, Davis.

Maureen N. McLane is the author of several previous books of poetry, including Some SayMz N: the serial: A Poem-in-Episodes; and the 2014 National Book Award finalist This Blue. Her book My Poets, a hybrid of memoir and criticism, was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography.