Daniel Thomas Moran

Daniel Thomas Moran is the Humanist’s arts editor. He is also a humanist celebrant, the author of ten collections of poems (the most recent, A Shed for Wood, was published in Ireland in 2014), and a retired clinical assistant professor from Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine. He was poet laureate of Suffolk County, New York, where Whitman was born and also vice president of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, which cared for the house where Whitman was born on in West Hills, Long Island.

Posts by Daniel Thomas Moran

Beethoven and His Ninth Symphony

Ludwig van Beethoven began his life at an enormous disadvantage, being born some fourteen years after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In that year of 1770,... Read More

Concerning Bullies

No one wants to admit that they were bullied. It’s bad enough to be privately humiliated by the aggressions of someone else. To then... Read More

Seven Days in Cuba

THE ISLAND OF CUBA and its circumstances, both presently and historically, are not easy subjects. The effect Cuba has had on the United States... Read More

Poetry & Paint

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” —Leonardo da Vinci   One... Read More