Daniel Tobin

Daniel Tobin is the author of eight books of poems, Where the World is Made (Middlebury College Press, 1999), Double Life (Louisiana State University Press, 2004), The Narrows (Four Way Books, 2005), Second Things (Four Way Books, 2008), Belated Heavens (Four Way Books, 2010), The Net (Four Way Books, 2014), From Nothing (Four Way Books, 2016), and Blood Labors (Four Way Books, 2018), which the New York Times named one of the Best Poetry Books of the year.  His suite of versions of poems from the German of Paul Celan, The Stone in the Air, also appeared in 2018. He is the author of the critical studies Awake in America (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011), Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney (University of Kentucky Press, 1999), and On Serious Earth (Little Island Press, 2018), as well as the editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007), Selected Early Poems of Lola Ridge (Quale, 2007), Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play: Essays on the Practice and the Arts (University of Michigan Press2008, with Pimone Triplett), and To the Many: Collected Early Works of Lola Ridge (Little Island, 2018), which received a Special Commendation from the Poetry Society (U.K.)  Among his awards are the “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 Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.