Dan Veach

Atlanta, GA 31106

Author's Bio

Dan Veach, author of Elephant Water, is the founder and editor of Atlanta Review. Winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, he is the co-editor and co-translator of Flowers of Flame (Michigan State U. Press, 2008), the first anthology of wartime Iraqi poetry and winner of an Independent Publisher Book Award. Forthcoming translations include Beowulf & Beyond, Anglo-Saxon poems, stories, spells and riddles; and the Wang River Poems of Wang Wei and Pei Ti, ancient China’s most famous poetic duet. Dan has performed his own poetry worldwide, including Oxford University and The Poetry Society in England, People’s University in Beijing, The American University in Cairo, The Yeats Society in Ireland, The Poetry Café in Singapore, the Athenaeum in Madrid, The Greek Island Poetry Workshop on Spetses, and the Adelaide Festival of Arts in Australia.

Publications and Prizes

Elephant Water: Poems & ink paintings
(Finishing Line Press, 2012)
, Flowers of Flame: Unheard Voices of IRAQ
(Michigan State University Press, 2008)
Annual Survey of American Poetry
(Roth, 1986)
, Sotheby's International Poetry Competition 1982 Anthology
(Arvon Foundation, 1982)
, The Southern Poetry Anthology
(Texas Review Press, 2012)
California State Poetry Quarterly, Chattahoochee Review, Irish Times, Peabody Review, Southern Poetry Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, The Cortland Review
My Long Thigh Bone
(Poetry Atlanta Press, 1988)
Prizes Won: 
Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, 2011; Independent Publisher Book Award, 2008

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Last updated: Aug 30, 2012