"There have not been many poet-biographers in this country. Carl Sandburg and John Berryman come to mind.... Daniel Mark Epstein... is part of this select company. He writes not as a poet and biographer but as an amalgam of both." -- The New York Sun "Everything in the world of this poet reveals a cornucopia of hidden surprises, with spiraling processes embracing and infusing all." -- The Chicago Tribune "Epstein is basically a poet of love and celebration. His greatest strengths are wit and tenderness, a kind of energetic muscularity, and great technical skill." -- Washington Post
One of America's most versatile writers, Daniel Mark Epstein is a poet, biographer, and dramatist whose work has been widely published and performed. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and many other magazines and anthologies. He is the author of seven prize-winning books of poetry and five highly acclaimed biographies, including The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage. His honors include the Rome Prize in 1978, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984, and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2006. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.