Daniel Tobin

Tobin Daniel

Daniel Tobin is the author of seven books of poems, most recently Belated Heavens (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry), The Net, and From Nothing, as well as the critical studies Passage to the Center and Awake in America: On Irish-American Poetry.  He is the editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Light in Hand: Selected Early Poems of Lola RidgePoet’s Work, Poet’s Play and The Collected Early Poems of Lola Ridge (Spring 2017). His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

  • From THIS BROKEN SYMMETRY

    Yes, Ravidat, to follow the rabbit down its winding hole
  • THE WHITE ROAD

    I am walking along the dazzling ruin of a road I knew
  • ALCHEMICAL MEDITATION

    It abides in secret on my pencil tip—
  • IX. Ophelia’s Garden | III. Tears

    After the turtle shook the world from its shell,
  • True West

    We return by foot from pre-plantation oaks,
  • Ode to the Google Maps Man

    Gold-suited spaceman, terranaut,
  • from “From Nothing”

    One note, another, in the parlor’s angled light,