Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
2,096 (4,965)3410,563 (3.79)10
J. D. McClatchy was born Joseph Donald McClatchy Jr. in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1945. He received a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in English literature from Yale University. He taught at Yale University and Princeton University. He was the editor of The Yale Review from 1991 until his retirement in 2017. He was a poet, editor, anthologist, translator, and critic. He wrote eight volumes of poetry including Scenes from Another Life, Stars Principal, Kilim, Ten Commandments, The Rest of the Way, Mercury Dressing, Hazmat, and Plundered Hearts. He edited the Library of America's 2007 volume Thornton Wilder: Collected Plays and Writings on Theater. His volumes of criticism included White Paper: On Contemporary American Poetry and Twenty Questions. His anthologies included Poets on Painters: Essays on the Art of Painting by Twentieth-Century Poets, The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, and Love Speaks Its Name: Gay and Lesbian Love Poems. His poems and essays appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and The Paris Review. He received two Lambda Literary Awards and Poetry magazine's Levinson Prize. He was also the author of opera librettos. He died from cancer on April 10, 2018 at the age of 72. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry
… (more)
Poets of the Civil War (Editor) 83 copies, 1 review
Hazmat 44 copies
The Best American Poetry 2001 (Contributor) 210 copies
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (Contributor) 183 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2003 (Contributor) 161 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 1994 (Contributor) 159 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 1998 (Contributor) 156 copies
The Best American Poetry 1995 (Contributor) 153 copies, 1 review
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (Contributor) 143 copies
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 139 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2008 (Contributor) 130 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2009 (Contributor) 127 copies, 1 review

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: private member

Add to favorites
20th century (58) 21st century (21) American (67) American literature (97) American poetry (90) anthology (395) art (19) Best American Series (21) biography (34) books about books (18) collection (34) coming out (51) drama (23) English language (18) essays (62) fiction (47) gay (68) letters (20) lgbt (25) LGBTQ (20) Library of America (111) literary criticism (20) literature (85) LOA (52) memoir (35) non-fiction (127) own (23) plays (23) poems (29) poetry (1,302) poetry anthologies (20) poetry anthology (44) queer (31) series (23) sexuality (19) signed (17) theatre (18) to-read (138) unread (19) writers (19)

J. D. McClatchy has 3 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.79)
1 3
1.5 1
2 20
2.5 7
3 105
3.5 19
4 140
4.5 18
5 85

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

J. D. McClatchy is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


J. D. McClatchy is composed of 9 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 173,574,397 books! | Top bar: Always visible