Daniel Tobin

Poet

Dept. of Writing, Literature, Publishing Emerson College
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 
617-824-8234

Author's Bio

Daniel Tobin is the author of nine books of poems, including From Nothing, winner of the Julia Ward Howe Award, The Stone in the Air, his suite of versions from the German of Paul Celan, and most recently Blood Labors, named one of the Best Poetry Books of the year by the New York Times. He is also the author of the critical studies Awake in America, Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney, and On Serious Earth, forthcoming in 2019. Tobin has edited The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Light in Hand: Selected Early Poems of Lola Ridge, Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play: Essays on the Practice and the Art (with Pimone Triplett) and To The Many: Collected Early Poems of Lola Ridge, which received a Special Commendation from the Poetry Society. His poetry has won the "The Discovery/The Nation Award," The Robert Penn Warren Award, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize, the Stephen J. Meringoff Award, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. He teaches at Emerson College in Boston.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
The Poets Guide to the Birds (Anhinga Press, 2009)
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Cadence of Hooves (Yarrow Mountain Press, 2008)
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Outscape: Writing on Fences and Frontiers (University of Tennessee Press, 2008)
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Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn (New York University Press, 2007)
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Poetry Daily Essential 2007 (Sourcebooks, 2007)
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Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and roll (Pocket Books, 2007)
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Literature: An Introduction to REading and Writing (Pearson Longman, 2006)
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Hammer and Blaze (University of Georgia Press, 2002)
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Norton Introduction to Poetry (W. W. Norton & Company, 2002)
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Urban Nature (Milkweed Editions, 2001)
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New American Poets (University of New England Press, 1999)
Books:
Awke in America (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011)
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Belated Heavens (Four Way Books, 2011)
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Poet's Work, Poet's Play: Essays on the Practice and the Art (University of Michigan Press, 2008)
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Second Things (Four Way Books, 2008)
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The Book of Irish American Pioetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (University of Notre Dame Press, 2006)
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The Narrows (Four Way Books, 2005)
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Double Life (Louisiana State University Press, 2003)
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Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney (University of Kentucky Press, 1999)
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Where the World is Made (University of New England Press, 1999)
Journals:
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Kenyon Review
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Literary Imagination
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Paris Review
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The Hudson Review
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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, the Julia Ward Howe Award, The Stephen P. Meringogg Award, Creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors.

 

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Born in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Brooklyn
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Last update: Dec 19, 2019