Dann, Kevin T. 1956-

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DANN, Kevin T. 1956-


Born March 25, 1956, in New York, NY; son of Tyler and Catherine (Ellerkamp) Dann; married Joyce Macksoud, August 13, 1976 (divorced, February, 2001); children: Jordan (daughter). Ethnicity: "White." Education: Attended Dartmouth College; University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz, B.A., 1979; University of Vermont, M.A., 1984; Rutgers University, Ph.D., 1995.


Home—11A College Hill, Woodstock, VT 05091. E-mail—[email protected].


Writer. Damaged Freight (string band), performer; leader of historical walking tours. Taught American history, environmental history, and environmental studies at University of Vermont, Rutgers University, University of Oklahoma, and Ramapo College of New Jersey. Director of Audubon Society wildlife refuge in Rhode Island, c. 1979.


Twenty-five Walks in New Jersey, Rutgers University Press (Piscataway, NJ), 1982, revised edition published as Thirty Walks in New Jersey, 1992.

Traces on the Appalachians: A Natural History of Serpentine in Eastern North America, Rutgers University Press (Piscataway, NJ), 1988.

Bright Colors Falsely Seen: Synaesthesia and the Modern Search for Transcendental Knowledge, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1998.

Across the Great Border Fault: The Naturalist Myth in America, Rutgers University Press (Piscataway, NJ), 2000.

Lewis Creek Lost and Found, University Press of New England (Hanover, NH), 2001.


How Long? Henry David Thoreau and Nature's Nation, for Hill & Wang; Water upon Stone, "a personal adventure tale about contemporary Earth mysteries," for Lantern Books.


Kevin T. Dann told CA: "Just today, out on a midday run, it struck me that I began writing in wide-eyed wonder about the world beyond the senses, and now my writing is largely about the intersection of the two, and is driven largely by a sense that we are at this point in history destined to be a bit more awake than we seem to be to the Earth's and humanity's deeper mysteries."