Associate Professor, School of the Arts

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David Daniel’s book of poems, Seven-Star Bird (Graywolf Press), led Harold Bloom to call him “an authentic heir to Hart Crane” and won the Larry Levis Prize for the best first or second book of the year. Many of the poems from his forthcoming collection, Ornaments and Other Assorted Love Songs, have been featured in The American Poetry Review, where he’s a regular contributor. His poems and essays have recently appeared in A Field Guide to Prose Poetry, The Poetics of American Song Lyrics; The Library of America’s Anthology of American Religious Poetry, Connotation Press, APR, and Memorius. Daniel was also the poetry editor of Ploughshares for more than a decade while teaching at Emerson College. He is also the creator and producer of WAMFest: Words, Art, and Music Festival. WAMFest has been celebrated for its progressive arts programming by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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