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Daniel Khalastchi

Director, Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing
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Daniel Khalastchi is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of Manoleria (Tupelo Press) and Tradition (McSweeney’s), and his work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Believer Logger, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, The Iowa Review, Poetry NorthwestThe Rumpus, and Best American Experimental Writing. A former fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Daniel has taught advanced writing and literature courses at Augustana College, Marquette University, and—most recently—the Iowa Writers' Workshop where he is a Visiting Assistant Professor. He currently serves as Director of the University of Iowa’s Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing and is the co-founder and managing editor of Rescue Press. His recent awards include a residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat, and his third book—American Parables, winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry—will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in Fall 2021. More information can be found at