Jonathan Galassi

Jonathan Galassi


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Jonathan Galassi born 1949 in Seattle, Washington, is the President and Publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, one of the eight major publishers in New York. He began his publishing career at Houghton Mifflin in Boston, moved to Random House in New York, and finally, to Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He joined FSG as executive editor in 1985, after being fired from Random House. Two years later, he was named editor-in-chief, and is now President and Publisher.

Galassi is also a translator of poetry and a poet himself. He has translated and published the poetic works of the Italian poets Giacomo Leopardi and Eugenio Montale. His honors as a poet include a 1989 Guggenheim Fellowship, and his activities include having been poetry editor for The
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Muse

2.80 avg rating — 449 ratings — published 2015 — 24 editions
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Left-Handed: Poems

3.52 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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North Street And Other Poems

3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Morning Run

3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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North Street

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2000
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The Random Review 1982

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Collected Writings

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1986
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A Boy Named Giotto

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3.85 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Collected Poems, 1920-1954

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4.45 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 1987 — 5 editions
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I Am Charlotte Simmons

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3.41 avg rating — 22,462 ratings — published 2004 — 13 editions
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“He’d come to appreciate that writers were just like everyone else, except when they were more so. It sometimes seemed that they’d been able to develop their gifts thanks to a lack of inhibition, an inner permission to feel and react, that made them seem self-absorbed and insensitive to the existence of anyone else.”
Jonathan Galassi, Muse

“Our real poems are already in us / and all we can do is dig. / We can work for years and never find them / or miss them when they stare us in the face.”
Jonathan Galassi

“Being in love is arguably the least productive of human states.”
Jonathan Galassi, Muse
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