Dan Brady is the author of the poetry collections Strange Children (2018), Subtexts (2022), and Songs in Eā€”ā€”, winner of the Barclay Prize for Poetry, forthcoming from Trnsfr Books (2022), along with two poetry chapbooks. He is the poetry editor of Barrelhouse and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two kids.

Previously, Dan served as the editor of American Poets, the journal of the Academy of American Poets, and worked in the Literature Division at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he received a Distinguished Service Award for his work on the Big Read, the largest community reading initiative in US history. He currently provides consulting services in communications for non-profits and philanthropies.

Contact: or on Twitter at @danbrady82