Splash Biography

DANIEL SHKOLNIK, Yale Junior studying sociology and literature

Major: Sociology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Daniel Shkolnik is from Boston, Massachusetts, and currently pursues a degree in sociology at Yale University. Daniel mixes his academic background with his fiction and aims to create socially conscious stories that overstep the lines of reality. Besides writing he enjoys breakdancing, mural-painting, piano, and tennis. Daniel is also the president and co-founder of Yale’s breakdance crew as well as a member of the spoken word collective, Teeth.

His work has appeared in Apparent Magnitude, Escarpe, The Blue Pencil, the fiction anthology Art, Lux, et Veritas, and in 2011 was awarded the William H. Lincoln Medal for writing.

Past Classes

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A761: Mad Crazy Howling Poets in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
"Howl" is Allen Ginsberg's cry from hell. A poem about madness, drugs, hipsters, sex, and New York. A poem so wild that Ginsberg was taken to court on charges of obscenity after it was published ... This is not your grandma's poetry. In this class we will read the first few pages of "Howl." We will try to understand how the poets of the Beat generation tried to set flame to America's beautiful, white suburban dreams. And why their wild, dangerous writing still matters today.