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David Daniel

David Daniel’s book of poems, Seven-Star Bird (Graywolf Press), reviewed here at AGNI Online, led Harold Bloom to call him “an authentic heir to Hart Crane.” The collection 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. 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, and Memorious. He directs the undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is creator and producer of Wamfest: The Words and Music Festival, which has recently included Bruce Springsteen, Mark Morris, Robert Pinsky, Paul Muldoon, Talib Kweli, Rosanne Cash, Exene Cervenka, Quincy Troupe, John Doe, Tom Sleigh, Kristin Hersh, Josh Ritter, Peter Carey, Wesley Stace, Alejandro Escovedo, and many others. Wamfest has been celebrated for its progressive arts programming by the National Endowment for the Arts, where you can hear him talk about the festival. Its blog is at wamfest.wordpress.com. Daniel was poetry editor of Ploughshares for more than a decade while teaching at Emerson College. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (updated 3/2013)

Read David Roderick’s review of Daniel’s collection Seven-Star Bird.

AGNI has published the following work by David Daniel:

Blue Ridge Blue
God Compares the Soul to Five Things
My Mother’s Mornings
My Mother’s Mornings
Nights and Days
Table
Uncle Emmet, Wiser Than God
Venus Among the Wanders


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