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Study of the American Experience

Daniel Mark Epstein

Patrick Henry Writing Fellow, 2013-2014

Daniel Epstein’s extraordinary literary career has encompassed poetry, drama, and historical nonfiction.  During his residency at Washington College, Epstein drafted portions of his 2017 book “The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House”  and taught a seminar entitled, “The Muse of History.”  Epstein’s poetry has appeared in The New YorkerThe Atlantic Monthly, and The New Republic, and his plays have been performed in regional theater and Off-Broadway.  He has written biographies of Aimee Semple McPherson, Nat King Cole, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Bob Dylan, as well as a book on the Lincolns.

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