David Barber is the poetry editor of The Atlantic. His first book, The Spirit Level, won the Terrence Des Pres Prize. His latest collection, Wonder Cabinet, was published last year. Barber’s poetry and criticism have appeared in such publications as Field, The New England Review, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Poetry, and Virginia Quarterly Review.
Barber appeared in Goldwin Smith Hall on March 15, 2007. This interview took place earlier the same day.