Daniel Brown's poems have appeared in Poetry, Partisan Review, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, The New Criterion, and other journals. He won the New Criterion Poetry Prize for his collection Taking the Occasion (2008), and has also received a Pushcart Prize. His work has been anthologized in Poetry 180, edited by Billy Collins, and the just-published Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, edited by David Yezzi. He holds a masters degree in musicology from Cornell University and has taught music history and theory at Cornell and Dartmouth College.