Daniel Hoffman (April 3, 1923 – March 30, 2013) served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1973 – 1974. Other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His books of poems include: The Whole Nine Yards: Longer Poems (2009), Beyond Silence: Selected Shorter Poems (2003), Brotherly Love (1981), and An Armada of Thirty Whales (1954, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets). He also wrote criticism of such other writers as Stephen Crane, Edgar Allen Poe, and Williamm Faulkner, and translated poems from Hungarian to English. Hoffman taught at Columbia University, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. From 1988 to 1999, he was Poet in Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, where he administered the American Poets’ Corner.