Dan Rosenberg

Associate Professor of English
"One of the particular joys of teaching at Wells is that I work with the same students in several literature and creative writing courses. The discussions, the learning, the sense of community – they live on past the end of each class. By the time my students have graduated, my hope is that they have achieved what Susan Sontag describes as the goal of all literature: ‘to extend our sympathies; to educate the heart and mind; to create inwardness; to secure and deepen the awareness (with all its consequences) that other people, people different from us, really do exist."
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Dan Rosenberg teaches poetry and creative nonfiction writing workshops, poetry literature courses, and translation theory. He also hosts the Visiting Writers Series, which brings renowned writers from around the country to read at Wells. In collaboration with the Book Arts Center, Rosenberg coordinates the Wells College Press Chapbook Contest. He is a widely published poet, and his website is http://www.danrosenberg.us.


2003 B.A. (summa cum laude) Tufts University
2007 M.F.A. Iowa Writers Workshop
2014 Ph.D. (Presidential Fellow) University of Georgia


Komelj, Miklavž. Hippodrome. Trans. Dan Rosenberg and Boris Gregoric. Zephyr Press, 2016.

Rosenberg, Dan. Thigh’s Hollow. Omnidawn, 2015. (Winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest)

Rosenberg, Dan. cadabra. Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015.

Rosenberg, Dan. The Crushing Organ. Dream Horse Press, 2012. (Winner of the American Poetry Journal Book Prize)

Rosenberg, Dan. A Thread of Hands. Tilt Press, 2010.

Selected Poems

Available online at: Painted Bride Quarterly, The Puritan, Matter, The Offending Adam, Loose Change, Paperbag, Blackbird, Connotation Press, diode, Jellyfish, Unsplendid, and Verse Daily.

Available in print at North American Review (#301.3), The Literary Review (#59.2), Stone Canoe (#10), Whiskey Island (#66), Beloit Poetry Journal (#65.4), and elsewhere.

Courses Taught

Poetry Writing
Nonfiction Writing
Reading Translations
Global American Poets
African American Poetry After the Harlem Renaissance
Modern British Poetry
The Maker's Craft
American Short Fiction
Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced Nonfiction Writing
Senior Thesis

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