Henry Weinfield

Professor Emeritus, Program of Liberal Studies
Concurrent Professor Emeritus, English Department


Ph.D. (English), City University of New York Graduate Center

M.A. (English), State University of New York at Binghamton

B.A. (English and Philosophy), City College of New York

Research and Teaching Interests

English poetry, Shakespeare to the present; the European literary tradition


Henry Weinfield is a poet, translator, and literary scholar. His most recent books are As the Crow Flies, a collection of poems (Dos Madres Press, 2021), The Labyrinth of Love, a translation of the selected sonnets and other poems of Pierre de Ronsard (Parlor Press, 2021), The Chimeras, a translation of the sonnet sequence Les Chimères of Gérard de Nerval (Dos Madres, 2019), and The Blank-Verse Tradition from Milton to Stevens: Freethinking and the Crisis of Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 2012). He is the editor of From the Vast and Versal Lexicon: Selected Poems by Allen Mandelbaum (Pennyroyal Press, 2018). In 2018, he was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship to complete his translation of Ronsard.