David Daniel’s Seven-Star Bird, won the Larry Levis Prize for the best first or second book of its year and is available from Graywolf Press.  Many of the poems from his new manuscript, Ornaments & Other Assorted Love Songs, have been featured in The American Poetry Review, Connotation: An Online Artifact, and Memorius.  Recent essays on both poetry and music have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of journals and anthologies.  He was Poetry Editor of Ploughshares for more than a decade, and he is the founder and producer of WAMFEST: The Words and Music Festival, which has brought together many of the most celebrated artists in the world—from writers to singers to choreographers to visual artists to movie makers, including Bruce Springsteen, Robert Pinsky, Jonathan Demme, Rosanne Cash, C.D. Wright, Talib Kweli, Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, Exene Cervenka, and John Doe-- for unique performances and conversations. He is an associate professor in the Creative Writing Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.