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Dan Veach


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Dan is the founder and editor of Atlanta Review and author of Elephant Water,

winner of the Georgia Author of the Year Award for poetry for 2013.
Winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize,
he is the editor and co-translator of
Flowers of Flame (Michigan State U. Press, 2008),
the first anthology of wartime Iraqi poetry and

winner of an Independent Publisher Book Award.

Dan was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award

from the Georgia Writers Association in 2008.


Forthcoming translations include Beowulf & Beyond,

Anglo-Saxon poems, stories, spells and riddles;

and the Wang River Poems of Wang Wei and Pei Ti,

ancient China’s most famous poetic duet.

He is currently translating the poems of Tao Yuan-ming
and writing a historical novel,
Beowulf’s Barrow,
which picks up where the poem leaves off.


Dan has performed his own poetry worldwide, including
Oxford University and The Poetry Society in England,
People’s University in Beijing, The American University
in Cairo, The Yeats Society in Ireland, The Poetry Café
in Singapore, the Athenaeum in Madrid, The Greek Island
Poetry Workshop on Spetses, and the Adelaide Festival
of Arts in Australia.


Dan plays clarinet and bass clarinet in the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra

and the Callanwolde Concert Band. He is the composer of two symphonies, and other works
 which have been performed by orchestra, concert band and chamber ensembles.