Dan Masterson

Pearl River, NY 10965
(845) 735-5815

Author's Bio

Dan is the editor of ENSKYMENT, the international online anthology of contemporary poetry. He is also the first Poet Laureate of NY State's Rockland County, and was recently appointed Poet Emeritus at SUNY Rockland CC, after 53 years of service. He was the college's first Poet-in-Residence. During those years he also taught Poetry and Screenwriting at Manhattanville College on 18 years of Thursdays. His poetry events of all sorts exceed 1,000 to date. Early on, he was a jazz drummer, a radio DJ in Buffalo, and an NYC theatrical public relations executive. His 5th collection of poetry, Here We Are, was launched recently at the Grolier Poetry Press/Book Shop in Harvard Square. He welcomes single poems from writers around the globe & emails them promply with comments free of charge - a tradition he has sustained for decades through his site entitled Poetry Master. He also continues to conduct poetry writing workshops with war veterans in Rockland County, New York.

Publications and Prizes

All Things, Seen and Unseen
(University of Arkansas Press, 1997)
(Grolier Poetry Press, 2014)
, On Earth As It Is
(University of Illinois Press, 1978)
, Those Who Trespass
(University of Arkansas Press, 1985)
, World Without End
(University of Arkansas Press, 1991)
Georgia Review, The New York Quarterly, Ontario Review, Paris Review, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Sewanee Review, Southern Review, New Yorker
Prizes Won: 
Pushcart Prize III and XIII - The Poetry Northwest Bullis Prize - The Borestone Prize in Poetry - CCLM Fels Award - On Earth As It Is (1978) was designated one of six honorees in the AWP's Award Series. 2001: "The Dan Masterson Prize in Screenwriting" was established at Manhattanville College.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
current Pushcart Prize Anthology - edited by Bill Henderson
A Fine Romance & Other Stories by John Allman
On Poetry and Craft by Theodore Roethke
Western Wind by John Frederick Nims
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Irish American
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Buffalo, NY
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Last updated: Jan 31, 2018