When Dr. Bernard Horn returned from a trip to Italy on August 16, he was “delighted” to learn that “To My Wife,” one of the poems in his new book, Our Daily Words, had been read by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio's August 12 Writer’s Almanac podcast. Listen to the reading at http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2010/08/12.
Our Daily Words, winner of the 2009 Old Seventy Creek Poetry Prize, is Dr. Horn’s first book of poems, although he has been writing and publishing poems for over forty years. The book has been praised by Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States, the playwright David Mamet, and A. B. Yehoshua, Israel's greatest living novelist. Dr. Horn has also written Facing the Fires: Conversations with A. B. Yehoshua. He has taught at Framingham State since 1984 and was given the university's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2010. He is currently working on a set of poems filling in the gaps of the stories in the Biblical book of Genesis and revising a two-woman play, Helen. Dr. Horn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.