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Dan Rosenberg

b. 1981


Dan Rosenberg is the author of Bassinet (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2022),  cadabra (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015), and The Crushing Organ (Dream Horse Press, 2012). He has also written two chapbooks, Thigh’s Hollow (Omnidawn, 2015) and A Thread of Hands (Tilt Press, 2010), and he co-translated Miklavž Komelj’s Hippodrome (Zephyr Press, 2016). His work has won the American Poetry Journal Book Prize and the Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest.

Rosenberg holds a B.A. from Tufts University, an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. from The University of Georgia, where he was a Presidential Fellow. He is the chair of the English department at Wells College, where he  teaches literature, creative writing, and translation theory. He also coordinates the Wells College Visiting Writers Series and edits the Wells College Press Chapbook Contest. Rosenberg lives in Ithaca, NY, with his wife, essayist and poet Alicia Rebecca Myers, and their son, Miles.

Current City, State, Country

Ithaca, NY, USA

Published Works

(Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2022)
cadabra (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015)
Thigh’s Hollow (chapbook; Omnidawn, 2015)
The Crushing Organ (Dream Horse Press, 2012)
A Thread of Hands (chapbook; Tilt Press, 2010)

Hippodrome, by Miklavž Komelj’s (Zephyr Press, 2016)

Current Title

Associate Professor of English, Wells College, Aurora, NY

Author Site


Tufts University: BA in English and Philosophy
The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, MFA in Poetry
The University of Georgia, Ph.D. in English

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Links to Sample Works

Languages of Publication(s) and Poets Translated

Slovene, Miklavž Komelj

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