Dan Masterson was elected, in 1986, to membership in Pen International in recognition of his first two volumes of verse: ON EARTH AS IT IS, and THOSE WHO TRESPASS. The complete texts of those books are currently available on the internet: http://capa.conncoll.edu (The Contemporary American Poetry Archives hosted by Connecticut College.)
WORLD WITHOUT END was published in 1991 by The University of Arkansas Press. ALL THINGS, SEEN AND UNSEEN, the poet's volume of new and selected poems, was also published by The University of Arkansas Press, in 1997. To preview or purchase the latter collection, you may click on its title at the Amazon link in Section IV of this page (Volumes of Poetry).
Professor Masterson is a biographee in CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS, THE INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY, and WHO'S WHO IN POETRY. Recently, his work was featured on NPR's "The Writers Almanac." The nationally syndicated televison series, "The Christophers," has devoted five programs to him and his work.
A graduate of Syracuse University, he was a manuscript judge for The Associated Writing Programs' national manuscript competition, and continues as a contributing editor to the annual PUSHCART PRIZE ANTHOLOGY.
Since 1965, he has given more than one thousand poetry readings, lectures, and seminars on the national poetry circuit. He has introduced a number of literary evenings at New York City's 92nd Street YMHA Poetry Center, including those honoring Anne Sexton, Miller Williams, Joseph Heller, Anthony Hecht, and James Dickey.