Dan Poorman

Writer & Editor

Location icon United States of America

I cover music, arts and culture for Advance Media New York in Syracuse, New York. My feature reporting and criticism have also appeared in The New York Times and The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina.

I write short fiction, too, and have 4+ years experience in professional tutoring (English and communications) at both the secondary and higher education levels.

Currently, I'm a full-time proofreader at ChaseDesign in Skaneateles, New York.

I'm always looking for more freelance work in editing and writing. Drop me a line if you think we should work together -- or if you want to talk about your favorite bands and horror movies.

MA Arts Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
BA Creative Writing, SUNY Purchase College.

Portfolio

FEATURES & PROFILES

The Post and Courier
05/27/2016
Arturo O'Farrill keeps Cuban conversation alive

On December 17, 2014, Cuban-American pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra gathered around a television set in Havana to hear something monumental.

REVIEWS & BLOG POSTS

syracuse.com
11/20/2017
John Carpenter lives his truth in Syracuse (Review)

It is in the best interest of every filmmaker to take up an instrument, form a band with his family members and perform, in front of a live audience, selections from his film scores as clips from said films play on a giant projector behind him.

syracuse.com
04/30/2017
Carrie Newcomer enlightens Syracuse to 'the sacred ordinary' at Samaritan Center benefit (Review)

"Because some things just have to be / Exactly what they are, / And a song must be sung / One way or another." Those are the last four lines of Carrie Newcomer's poem, "Singing in the Kitchen," which she read to an audience of more than 200 women and men on Sunday during a benefit concert for the Samaritan Center at Park Central Presbyterian Church in Syracuse.

syracuse.com
04/10/2017
The Slackers don't slack (review)

When The Slackers played this tune on Sunday, April 9 at a hopping Funk 'N Waffles Downtown, it felt like the start of the weekend again. 

MULTIMEDIA & PODCAST APPEARANCES

MUSIC COLUMN

CREATIVE WRITING

HelloHorror
10/2015
Cut Off

Horror microfiction.

Lockjaw Magazine
05/2015
#LOCKJAWCYOA: 7.26

Installment in original, multi-author "Choose Your Own Adventure" piece.

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