Department of English

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Tysdal, Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott TysdalDaniel Scott Tysdal
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Scarborough
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Teaching and Research Interests: Creative writing; English literature

BA, MA, PhD – other postnominals (e.g. FRSC, OC, FRHS, etc)

Daniel Scott Tysdal is the ReLit Award winning author of three books of poetry, the poetry textbook The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems (Oxford University Press), and the TEDx talk, “Everything You Need to Write a Poem (and How It Can Save a Life)” ( Tysdal’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Poetry, Best Canadian Poetry, Best Canadian Essays, and The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry, and has earned him a number of honours, including the Anne Szumigalski Poetry Award and honourable mention at the National Magazine Awards. He is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto Scarborough. In 2012, the UTSC student newspaper, The Underground, named him one of their four “Professors of the Year.”


Fauxccasional Poems. Fredericton: icehouse, 2015.

The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2014.

The Mourner’s Book of Albums. Toronto: Tightrope, 2010.

Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method. Regina: Coteau, 2006.

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