C. Dale Young

California, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

C. Dale Young is the author of four collections of poetry, the most recent being The Halo (Four Way Books 2016), and a collection of short stories, The Affliction, forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2018.  A recipient of the Grolier Poetry Prize and fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, Young practices medicine full-time and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.  He lives in San Francisco with his spouse, the biologist and classical music composer Jacob Bertrand.

Website: http://www.cdaleyoung.com


  • The Day Underneath the Day , Four Way Books (April 15, 2001)
  • The Second Person , Four Way Books (March 30, 2007)
  • Torn , Four Way Books (March 30, 2011)
  • The Halo , Four Way Books (March 1, 2016)


  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship(2009)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship(2012)
  • Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship(2012)
  • Stanley Lindberg Award for Literary Editing(2014)


  • Poetry Editor at New England Review (October 1995 - July 2014)
  • Faculty at Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers (July 2005 - )


  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and English from Boston College (May 1991)
  • Master of Fine Arts in English/Creative Writive from University of Florida (May 1993)
  • Doctoral Degree in Medicine from University of Florida (June 1997)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Poetry