Degrees and Schools:
Holds an M.F.A. degree with an emphasis in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Southern Illinois University.
Daniel Dahlquist has published his poetry in respected literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, New Virginia Review, River Styx, Kentucky Poetry Review, and the Louisville Review. A believer in public performance of poetry, Dahlquist performs his own work in many college and university settings and for a wide range of arts and civic organizations. Dahlquist studied with poet and novelist James Dickey in the 1980s and graduated from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. His interest in performance led him to a Ph.D. in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Performance Studies. He is currently Director of Forensics (competitive speaking and interpreting) at UW-P, and gives workshops in creative writing, storytelling and performance of poetry. His first book, SPEECH TO THE DEAD PEOPLE, was published in 1997 by Cedar Creek Press.