Eli Mandel

Eli P. Mandel received his BA from Yale College in 2014 and joined the Princeton Department of English in 2016. He is especially interested in American poetry and poetics from Emerson to the present; life writing and (auto)biography; and relationship between literature and clinical psychoanalysis. Eli’s essays and poems have appeared in several publications, including The Harvard Review and the Ploughshares Solos series. His awards include Yale’s Clapp Fellowship in Poetry and Wrexham Prize for best senior thesis in the humanities, as well as the Norton Writer’s Prize. As of Fall 2017, Eli is co-convener of the Contemporary Poetry Colloquium.

Selected Publications: 


‘“Footing Slow’: A Walk With Keats,” Ploughshares Solos 5.3 (2016).

“Analysand,” The Harvard Review 46 (2014).

“The Poem Stuck in My Head: D.H. Lawrence’s ‘Pomegranate,”’ The Paris Review Daily (July 12, 2012).


“The Mystical Theology” (translation of ps.-Dionysius the Areopagite), The Saint Ann’s Review, (Fall 2016).

“Two Poems,” The Saint Ann’s Review (Fall 2015).

“Four Poems,” Prodigal 1 (2015).