John Yau

John Yau is a poet, fiction writer, and critic who has written extensively on contemporary art.  He has published books of poetry, fiction, and criticism, as well as contributed essays to many catalogues and monographs. His recent work includes the letter press, hand bound edition of English For You by Dolphin Press, which he founded 4 years ago. Earlier Collections of poetry include: Forbidden Entries (Black Sparrow,  1996); Berlin Diptychon (Timken Books, 1995);Hawaiian Cowboys (1995);  Lowell Connector (1993); and Edificio Sayonara (Black Sparrow, 1992) He has received many awards and fellowships including awards from:  Ingram-Merrill Foundation, the Brendan Gill Award, a Lavan Award (Academy of American Poets) and the Jerome Shestack Prize (American Poetry Review), the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, General Electric Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets. He is currently a member of the faculty in the Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland Institute College of Art. He lives in Manhattan with his family.