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Dan Howell

MA, English -- State University of New York at Buffalo
MFA, Creative Writing/Poetry -- University of California-Irvine

I'm a Lexington native, but most of my life I've lived elsewhere, boxing the U.S. compass. 

My collection of poems, Lost Country (Massachusetts), was the runner-up in 1994 for the Norma Farber First Book Award of the Poetry Society of America, and short-listed for the 1994 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry.  Other awards include a Writing Fellowship (Poetry) at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Tom McAfee Discovery Award (Missouri Review), and a citation for Notable Essay in Best American Essays 1993.   I’ve taught English and creative writing courses at a number of schools, including the University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, Loyola University Chicago, UC-Irvine, Columbia College Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Northwestern University.   


Office Hours Fall 2018: MW 11-12

Selected Publications:

Lost Country (poetry -- Massachusetts)

"Cowards" (essay) -- The Sun; anthologized in Stubborn Light:  The Best of the Sun, II

Blood Eden (play) -- studio production, Illinois State University; workshop production, Total Theatre Co., Columbus, OH

Some Men (play) -- reading, West Side Y Arts Center, NYC; staged reading, Summer Solstice Theatre Conference, South Hampton, Long Island

Poems in  88, Another Chicago Magazine, Audit, Columbia Poetry Review, Fabbro, Green Mountains Review, Inc. #1, The Missouri Review, New American Writing, Pig Iron,, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Rapport, Rhino, Salamander, Shankpainter