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About Dan Brady

Dan Brady is the author of the poetry collections Strange Children (2018), Subtexts (2022), and Songs in E——, winner of the Barclay Prize for Poetry, forthcoming from Trnsfr Books (2022), along with two poetry chapbooks. He is the poetry editor of Barrelhouse, a magazine and small press based in Washington, DC. Previously, Brady served as the editor of American Poets, the journal of the Academy of American Poets, and worked in the Literature Division at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he received a Distinguished Service Award for his work on the Big Read, the largest community reading initiative in US history. Learn more at

Teaching Style: My teaching style is encouraging and question-based. You are the artist and you should trust your instincts. As the teacher, I’m there to offer constructive critique and point you towards new possibilities. I keep things accessible, fun, and open.

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