This week we welcome Daniel Brown as our guest author. Daniel’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Raritan, PN Review, Parnassus, and other journals, as well as in a number of anthologies including Poetry 180 and The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets. His most recent collections are Taking the Occasion (winner of the New Criterion Poetry Prize) and What More?. Brown’s criticism has appeared in The Harvard Book Review, The New Criterion, The Hopkins Review and other journals. His audio-visual e-books Why Bach? and Bach, Beethoven, Bartok are available at Amazon.com. Brown holds a Masters in Musicology from Cornell University, and taught music history and theory at Cornell and Dartmouth College.