University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English


Faculty - Daniel Lusk

Daniel Lusk

Daniel Lusk, Lecturer Emeritus

  • M.A. University of South Dakota
  • C.V. (PDF)
Area of expertise

Poetry; Creative Writing; Vermont literature: Poets

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Publications: Kissing the Ground: New & Selected Poems; The Cow Wars, Poems, 1982, Wild Onions (chapbooks), O, Rosie, a novel, Homemade Poems: A Handbook, and several anthologies of poetry, most recently Onion River: Six Vermont Poets.

Poems have appeared in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Chariton Review, American Poetry Review, New Letters, The North American Review and other journals.

Weekly reviews and commentaries on books were syndicated for broadcast on National Public Radio, and have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Chicago Sun-Times. He has been awarded literary fellowships from the Vermont Arts Council, Vermont Arts Endowment and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, as well as residencies at Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony. In 2009 he received an innovative research grant from UVM.

Workshops & Readings: Daniel has conducted workshops for students of all ages and master classes for teachers in more than 200 schools and colleges across the nation. He has presented readings at the Foger Shakespeare Library, the Smithsonian, and the Renwick Gallery (Washington, D.C.), The Frost Place (Franconia, NH), and state universities of Missouri, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota and Vermont. Readings and residencies abroad include Eigse Carlow Festival, Ireland; Osnabruck; Germany; Prague; The Czech Republic; and Belfast; Northern Ireland.