Dan Masterson, Rockland’s 1st poet laureate, remembered

Dan Masterson, Rockland’s 1st poet laureate, remembered

Dan Masterson, the longtime poet laureate of Rockland County whose 53-yr training vocation opened the earth of words and phrases and emotion to countless numbers of SUNY Rockland Community School learners, died Aug. 12. He was 88.

Masterson was a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Instructing.  He also directed poetry and screenwriting applications for lots of many years at Manhattanville Faculty, which proven The Dan Masterson Prize in Screenwriting when he retired.

Dan Masterson, Rockland’s 1st poet laureate, remembered

Masterson served two terms as Rockland County’s poet laureate, from 2009 to 2013. An elected member of Pen Intercontinental had poems printed in the New Yorker, Paris Assessment, Esquire he served as editor of ENSKYMENT, an international on the internet anthology of present-day poetry had two times been awarded a Puschcart Prize and acquired numerous far more accolades.

Masterson introduced poetrymaster.com in 2005, supplying a no cost critique to any who needed to test their hand at poetry writing.