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Daniel Lusk

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Daniel Lusk is an Emeritus Lecturer in the UVM English Department, as well as the author of five poetry collections, and memoir, and several other books. Winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize and other awards, he has been a Resident Fellow at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, New York) and at The MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, New Hampshire).

Widely known for his teaching, Daniel has been a Visiting Poet at Stranmillis University College-Queens (Belfast, Northern Ireland), The Frost Place (Franconia, NH) and Writer-in-Residence at Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA). Among a generation of younger poets recruited to the National Endowment for the Arts Poets-in-the-Schools Program, during the 1970s and ‘80s, Daniel taught poetry writing workshops for children and teachers in more than 150 schools in South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

His poems, stories and essays have appeared in New LettersPoetry Ireland ReviewNorth American ReviewPoetryPrairie SchoonerThe Iowa ReviewThe Southern Poetry ReviewAmerican Poetry ReviewMarkings (Scotland), and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Billy Collins, Editor), and many other literary journals and anthologies. His most recent art and poetry collection—The Vermeer Suite (Wind Ridge, 2015)—features 18 poems based on masterpieces of 17th Century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, with images of the paintings that inspired them. A new collection, The Shower Scene from Hamlet, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2017 by Salmon Poetry, Ireland.

Information obtained from his UVM Faculty page.

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ISBN: 9781949066043
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Published: Maple Tree Editions - July 3rd, 2018

Daniel Lusk's memoir, Girls I Never Married, begins in Iowa at the end of the Great Depression.

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ISBN: 9781949066050
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Published: Maple Tree Editions - July 3rd, 2018

The poems in this new collection by Daniel Lusk have been inspired in large part by the wildlife he encountered while living at the edge of wilderness in northern Vermont.

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ISBN: 9780997645828
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Published: Maple Tree Editions - October 27th, 2017

In The Shower Scene from Hamlet poet Daniel Lusk is at his mature best, creating portraits and literary collages from the lives of artists, eccentrics, and famous public figures that ricochet across a millennium of the world's art and cultural history.

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ISBN: 9781935922803
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Published: Wind Ridge Books - November 4th, 2015