Daniel Halpern

Daniel Halpern is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently Something Shining. For 25 years, he edited the international literary magazine Antaeus, which he founded in Tangier with Paul Bowles. He is the editor of many anthologies, including The Art of the Tale, The Art of the Story, On Nature, and Reading the Fights (with Joyce Carol Oates); and the co-author of The Good Food: A Cookbook of Soups, Stews & Pastas. Halpern has received numerous grants and awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, as well as the 1993 PEN Publisher Citation. In 2009, he received the first “Editor’s Award,” given by Poets and Writers, which recognizes a book editor who has made an outstanding contribution to the publication of poetry or prose over a sustained period of time. He has taught in the graduate writing program of Columbia University, The New School and Princeton University. And in 1978, with James Michener, he founded The National Poetry Series. He is publisher and president of Ecco.

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