An influential editor and publishing executive, Daniel Halpern is also a poet of considerable acclaim He is the author of nine books of poetry, including Tango and Something Shining: Poems. Halpern has edited anthologies of both poetry and prose, including Dante’s Inferno: Translations by Twenty Contemporary Poets. Halpern has also edited the short-fiction collections The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories, 1945–1985 and The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories. The founder and long-time editor of the influential literary magazine Antaeus, Halpern is the president and publisher of Ecco Press. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he has taught in Columbia University’s graduate writing program.