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An award-winning poet, translator, and literary critic, Daniel Hoffman has published more than ten books of poetry. His first collection, "An Armada of Thirty Whales" (1954), was chosen by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. His most recent book is "Makes You Stop and Think: Sonnets" (George Braziller, 2005). He is the author of a memoir, "Zone of the Interior" (2000), and seven volumes of criticism, including "Words to Create a World: Interviews, Essays, and Reviews on Contemporary Poetry" (1993) and "Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe "(1971). He served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1973 to 1974 (the appointment now called the Poet Laureate). A resident of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, he is the Felix E. Schelling Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Daniel Hoffman