Jonas Zdanys received his B.A. in English from Yale University and his M.A. and
Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York. A bilingual poet and translator,
he is the author of forty books, thirty-seven of them collections of poetry, written in
English and in Lithuanian, and of translations from the Lithuanian. He has received a
number of prizes, book awards, writing and travel grants, and public recognitions for his
own poetry and for his translations, most recent among them an exhibit about his life and
work by the National Library of Lithuania, appointment as Phi Beta Kappa Poet at
Connecticut College, a translation grant from the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, and
selection for the 2012 Poet’s Voice Series. 

He is also active as an editor and a literary panelist and has served as a reviewer for
Wesleyan University Press, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, and World Literature
Today. He has taught at the State University of New York and at Yale University, where he
held a number of administrative positions and was a Scholar-in-Residence in the Yale
Center for Russian and East European Studies. As part of his international activities, he
was appointed a consultant for the reorganization of higher education by the Lithuanian
Ministry of Education and the Lithuanian Parliament. Before coming to Sacred Heart in
2009, he served for more than a decade as the state of Connecticut’s Chief Academic



Cormorants, English Faculty Publications (2013)


The Kingfisher’s Reign, English Faculty Publications (2012)

American poet Jonas Zdanys.

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Artistic Cloning (with Agne Zagrakalyte), English Faculty Publications (2010)


The Thin Light of Winter: New and Selected Poems, English Faculty Publications (2009)


Tarpdury: Eilėraščiai, English Faculty Publications (2008)

Poetry in Lithuanian by Jonas Zdanys.




Winter Geese [Poem], English Faculty Publications (1991)