Dan Thomas Glass
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Dr. Dan Glass is the head of school at The Brandeis School of San Francisco, Northern California’s oldest and largest Jewish Day School. He is the author of Daughters of Your Century (Furniture Press Books, 2014), The Great American Beatjack Volume I (Perfect Lovers Press, 2013), Kate & Sonia (in the months before our second daughter’s birth) (Little Red Leaves’ Textile Series, 2012), and 880 (Deep Oakland Editions, 2010). From 2008-2011 he was the editor and publisher of With + Stand, a journal of systems-oriented poetry and poetics, and has published prose on spirituality and work, rap music and pop culture, avant-garde poetics, and Jewish life in the Bay Area. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Kate and their daughters Sonia, Alma, and Lucia.
What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?
I am interested in poetry as ceremony, as ritual, as a process of invocation, of speaking with/being a radio for the ancestors and spirits in my life, and much (though not all) of the language and structure through which I understand ritual comes out of Jewish tradition and practice. I have at times written in direct conversation with Jewish text, rewriting prayers for example, but more commonly I write from the perspective of a practicing Jewish parent and Jewish educator.
Daughters of Your Century (Furniture Press Books, 2014)
Links to Sample Works
University of California, Berkeley, English
University of California, Davis, Ph.D., English (Poetry, Critical Theory Designated Emphases)