DANIEL THOMAS MORAN
Poet Laureate Suffolk County, New York
Daniel Thomas Moran is the author of six volumes of poetry, the most recent of which, A Shed for Wood, was published by Salmon Poetry in Ireland in 2014. His prior collection, Looking for the Uncertain Past, was published by Poetry Salzburg at The University of Salzburg in 2006. He has read widely throughout New York City and Long Island and has done readings in Ireland, Italy and Austria. He has had some 125 poems published in such prestigious journals as Confrontation, Nassau Review, Oxford, National Forum, Commonweal, Parnassus, Sulfur River, Pedestal, Rattapallax, LUNGFULL, Poetry Salzburg Review, Iconoclast, The Journal of The American Medical Association, The Art Times, Opium and The Norton Critical Anthology on Darwin. From 1997-2005 he served as Vice-President of The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in West Hills, New York where he instituted The Long Island School of Poetry Reading Series and has been Literary Correspondent to Long Island Public Radio where he hosted The Long Island Radio Magazine. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize on five occasions. He is a participating writer to The Passwords Project, an international collaboration between visual artists and writers based in Graz, Austria. In 2005 he was appointed Poet Laureate by The Legislature of Suffolk County, New York. He has been listed in Who's Who in America, The International Who's Who, and The International Who's Who in Poetry. He is Editor of The Light of City and Sea, An Anthology of Suffolk County Poetry 2006 (Street Press) . His collected papers are presently being archived by his alma mater, Stony Brook University where he is a member of The Dean's Council. He is the proud father of Lindsay, Ashley and Gregory. He was a practicing Doctor of Dentistry on Shelter Island in New York for 22 years and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University's School of Dental Medicine for 4 years.He and his wife Karen live in Webster, New Hampshire.