Saskia Hamilton

Professor of English

Director, Women Poets at Barnard

Saskia Hamilton joined the Barnard faculty in 2002. She is the author of four books of poetry, As for Dream (Graywolf Press, 2001); Divide These (Graywolf Press, 2005); Canal: New and Selected Poems (Arc Publications [UK], 2005); and Corridor (Graywolf Press, 2014). She is also the editor of The Letters of Robert Lowell (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005) and co-editor of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008). Her work has been supported by poetry fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She directs Women Poets at Barnard.


Selected Publications

Corridor (Graywolf Press, 2014)

Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, co-editor (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008).

Divide These (Graywolf Press, 2005)

Canal: New and Selected Poems (Arc Publications, 2005)

The Letters of Robert Lowell, editor (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005)

As for Dream (Graywolf Press, 2001)

Academic Focus: 



Editorial Studies


401C Barnard Hall

Office Hours: 

On leave spring 2018



Ph.D., Boston University

M.A., New York University
B.A., Kenyon College

In the News

Barnard College presented the exceptional faculty with awards to honor their commitment to teaching and research.

‘Once’ featured in the weekly magazine’s poetry column

The New York Times and The New Yorker include Prof. Hamilton's book of poetry among the best of the year