Daniel Tobin

Dept. of Writing, Literature, Publishing Emerson College
Boston, MA 02116

Author's Bio

Daniel Tobin is the author of six books of poems, Where the World is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, Belated Heavens (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry, 2011) and The Net (forthcoming, 2014) along with the critical studies and Passage to the Center and Awake in America. He is the editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, The Selected Poems and Lola Ridge, and Poet's Work, Poet's Play: Essays on the Practice and the Art.

Publications and Prizes

Awke in America
(University of Notre Dame Press, 2011)
, Belated Heavens
(Four Way Books, 2011)
, Double Life
(Louisiana State University Press, 2003)
, Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney
(University of Kentucky Press, 1999)
, Poet's Work, Poet's Play: Essays on the Practice and the Art
(University of Michigan Press, 2008)
, Second Things
(Four Way Books, 2008)
, The Book of Irish American Pioetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present
(University of Notre Dame Press, 2006)
, The Narrows
(Four Way Books, 2005)
, Where the World is Made
(University of New England Press, 1999)
Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn
(New York University Press, 2007)
, Cadence of Hooves
(Yarrow Mountain Press, 2008)
, Hammer and Blaze
(University of Georgia Press, 2002)
, Literature: An Introduction to REading and Writing
(Pearson Longman, 2006)
, New American Poets
(University of New England Press, 1999)
, Norton Introduction to Poetry
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2002)
, Outscape: Writing on Fences and Frontiers
(University of Tennessee Press, 2008)
, Poetry Daily Essential 2007
(Sourcebooks, 2007)
, The Poets Guide to the Birds
(Anhinga Press, 2009)
, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and roll
(Pocket Books, 2007)
, Urban Nature
(Milkweed Editions, 2001)
Agenda, Boulevard, Image, Kenyon Review, Literary Imagination, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Sewanee Review, Southern Review, The Hudson Review, Times Literary Supplement
Prizes Won: 
"The Discovery/The Nation Award," The Robert Penn Warren Award, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize. the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry. Creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

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Last updated: Jul 30, 2012