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Daniel Simon


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Daniel Simon is a poet, translator, and WLT’s assistant director and editor in chief. His latest book, the edited volume Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867–2017, won a 2018 Nebraska Book Award.

  • If poets as far-flung as France, Cuba, India, and Nicaragua comprised the avant-garde of literary modernism, a lookout in a turret in Chicago, Illinois, saw the invasion coming to America and, instea...
  • The unbearable darkness of being.” That’s what the plays of Marina Carr, the 2012 Puterbaugh Fellow (page 42), are about, according to Melissa Sihra, professor of drama at Trinity College Du...
  • No one in these days needs to be convinced that thoughts are powerful weapons, and we of Books Abroad like to believe that our publication is, in its way, an instrument of peace as well...
  • In the end, it's about stories, and if I've learned one thing in fifteen years of being a foreign correspondent, only stories matter. – Anthony Shadid, "The Truths We Tell: Reporting on Faith, War...
  • At the age of twenty, I became an accidental jazz aficionado at the same time I became an accidental English major. Two years earlier, when I entered the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a freshman,...
  • Daniel Simon, Assistant Director and Editor in Chief . . . there never was a match in the space between two nothings just a cry at either end and all that dazzling light. —Mona Nicole Sfeir, "Laws of...
  • Daniel Simon, Assistant Director and Editor in Chief "We all keep trying to make sense in language of a world that baffles, amuses, and appalls us." – Virginia Euwer Wolff, April 25, 2010 (email) Tow...
  • Daniel Simon, Assistant Director and Editor in Chief O my country, I can see the walls and arches and the columns and the statues and lonely towers of our ancestors, but I don't see the glory. —Giaco...
  • Daniel Simon, Assistant Director and Editor in Chief It is the inability to be contained . . . that has allowed contemporary poetry to rethink language into a method of enlarging the sayable, and thu...

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