Daniel Brown’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Partisan Review, PN Review, Parnassus, The New Criterion and other journals, as well as a number of anthologies including Poetry 180 (ed. Billy Collins) and Fathers (ed. David Ray). His work has been awarded a Pushcart prize, and his collection Taking the Occasion (Ivan R. Dee, 2008) won the New Criterion Poetry Prize. A new collection, What More?, is forthcoming from Orchises Press in January, 2015.
Brown’s criticism of poets and poetry has appeared in The Harvard Book Review, The New Criterion, and the online Contemporary Poetry Review. His Why Bach? is an online appreciation of the composer with self-playing scores.
Brown grew up on Long Island. He studied musical composition and musicology at Cornell University, holds a Masters in Musicology from Cornell, and taught music history and theory at Cornell and Dartmouth College. A growing interest in computers led him to the IT field, where he has worked at IBM and other companies in a variety of technical, marketing, and management positions. He lives in Baldwin, New York.