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Dan Alter

b. 1966

Current City, State, Country

Berkeley, California, USA

Birth City, State, Country

New York City, New York, USA


Dan Alter’s poems and reviews have been published in journals including Field, Fourteen Hills, Pank, and Zyzzyva; his first collection My Little Book of Exiles was a finalist for the 2022 Anne and Robert Cowan Writer’s Prize. He has been a fellow of the Arad Arts Project, and is a member of the Community of Writers at Olympic Valley. He lives with his wife and daughter in Berkeley and makes his living as an IBEW electrician.

Published Works

My Little Book of Exiles, Eyewear Press, 2022

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading


Oberlin College
Graduate Theological Union
Saint Mary’s College of California

Languages of Publication(s) and Poets Translated

Hebrew, working on Yakir Ben Moshe

Subject Matter