Noah Warren was born in Nova Scotia and received his BA from Yale University. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, The Missouri Review, and AGNI. He is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford.
The Destroyer in the Glass
Noah Warren’s brilliant collection of poetry, The Destroyer in the Glass, is the 110th recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, the oldest annual literary award in the United States. Warren explores universal themes of isolation and the desire for human connection in a series of tightly crystallized poems that question the damage we have done—to ourselves and to others—in the pursuit of knowledge and a stable idea of who we are. Balancing a tendency toward form, rhyme, and allusion with a freer, expressive style, this exceptional young poet charts the development of the self through, by, and in language.