About Daniel Evans Pritchard

I’m a Boston-based freelance communications consultant with more than a decade of experience in publishing, marketing, development, and strategic communications.

I’m also a candidate for Library Trustee in Watertown, MA — find out more about my campaign at pritchardforwatertown.com or follow the action on Facebook.

I currently enjoy a full-time role at MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, where I get to write about things like the linguistics of rhyme and the anthropology of video games. Since 2009, I have served as the founding editor of The Critical Flame, an online journal of criticism, literary nonfiction, and interviews. In my free time I write and translate poetry, pen book reviews, and advocate for a more just, more responsive democracy. Take a look at my selected publications.

Earlier this year, I had the great privilege of coordinating and hosting Greater Boston Writers Resist (GBWR), a literary demonstration in defense of our democratic values. The event took place on January 15, 2017, before a capacity crowd at the Boston Public Library. Co-sponsored by more than two dozen civic and cultural institutions, GBWR featured readings by authors, civic leaders, and young writers, including Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Martín Espada, James Carroll, Jennifer Haigh, Jabari Asim, and Laura van den Berg.

As a freelance consultant, I have coordinated marketing and publicity campaigns; designed, edited, and produced websites and blogs; run national fundraising efforts; written copy for blogs, development letters, and marketing material; organized major public events; and advised on institutional communications initiatives. What can I do for you?

Whether you’re an editor trying to scale up your literary journal, a small press that needs flexible help with marketing, or a nonprofit that needs to engage its supporters more effectively, I can help.

Let’s get started.

Send me an email with your name, organization, project, and goals.




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I provide free consultation over coffee or wine, at your discretion.

Whether you have a specific project on the horizon or just want to improve the way you do business, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email me at daniel [at] danielevanspritchard.com.

P.S. This is also the right email for all things related to poetry, translations, and book reviews.



If you’d like to get in touch about a submission to The Critical Flame, I would love to hear from you at info [at] criticalflame.org.




A selection of my writing, literary and professional.

Literary Essays and Author Interviews

Archive of contributions to The Critical Flame (2009–current)

“Becoming the River”
a review of Martín Espada’s Vivas to Those Who Have Failed
Los Angeles Review of Books (April 4, 2017)

“A Face to Meet the Faces that We Meet”
a review of the first three volumes in The Face series
The Quarterly Conversation, Issue 45 (Fall 2016)

“A phenomenology of ignorance: Keith Waldrop’s Selected Poems
an essay on Waldrop’s volume of selected poems
Drunken Boat blog (June 2016)

“MAGPIETY: An Interview with Melissa Green”
an interview with the Boston-based poet
Woodberry Poetry Room blog (November 2015)

“In exhaustion lives discovery”
a review of Stephen Sturgeon’s The Ship
The Battersea Review 
(Fall 2015)

“Review of Baboon, by Naja Marie Aidt”
Rain Taxi Review of Books, Volume 20, No. 2 (Summer 2015)

“Make Poetry An Angry Rifle”
on NO INFINITE, Boston’s zine of poetry and radical politics
Woodberry Poetry Room blog (March 2015)

“Small Press Roundup: Saturnalia Books”
reviews of Tanya Larkin, Catherine Pierce, Debora Kuan, and Michael Robins
Zoland Poetry Review (2012)

“Post-Literacy or Super-Literacy?”
a review of Attack of the Copula Spiders, by Douglass Glover
The Quarterly Conversation (June 2012)

Tun-Huang by Yasushi Inoue”
a review of Tun-Huang, by Yasushi Inoue
The Quarterly Conversation (January 2011)

“Lectures from the Argentine Master”
a review of Seven Nights, by Jorge Luis Borges
The Quarterly Conversation (February 2010)

Poetry and Translations

“Renga for Obama”
Harvard Review Online (April 30, 2017)

“Trump Rally, March 2016”
Missouri Review website (March 2017)

Four poems by Antonio Machado
Harvard Review’s Omniglot (December 2016)

“Miscarriage, 1943 (Limbo)” from the Irish by Derry O’Sullivan
“An Egret” from the Irish by Simon Ó Faoláin
Salamander Magazine, Issue 43 (Winter 2016)

“North of No Destination” and “Bicornuate”
Slush Pile Magazine, Issue 20 (November 2016)

“Mississippi Gottdam”
an ekphrastic poem after Mark Bradford
Public Pool (August 2016)

“Sometimes Desert, Sometimes Water”
published anonymously to support Louisiana flood relief
Public Pool (August 2016)

“Apiculture; or, Merope’s Sketchbook”
Prodigal, Issue Two (Spring 2016)

“Observation, Speciation, Control”
The Philadelphia Review of Books blog (2015)

Translations of Antonio Machado
The Buenos Aires Review (2013)

“At Dawn: Eurydice”
The Battersea Review, Vol 1, Issue 2 (Winter 2013)

Little Star, Issue 2 (2011)

Articles, Interviews, Op/Eds, Etc.

Interviewed by Matthew Jakubowski
part of his series, “What is a critic’s role?”
Necessary Fiction (July 2016)

“The Well-Versed Institute: Poetry at MIT”
a feature article on the history of poetry at MIT
MIT-SHASS website (January 2016)

“Designing virtual identities for empowerment and social change”
on research by media theorist / computer scientist D. Fox Harrell
MIT-SHASS website (November 2015)

“Donca Steriade: Searching for the building blocks of language”
a profile of new linguistics research by a member of the MIT-SHASS faculty
MIT-SHASS website (March 2015)

“Profiles of 2014-2015 Knight Science Journalism Fellows”
a brief interview with each of the KSJ fellows
MIT-SHASS website (February 2015)

“T woes raise worries about Olympic travel”
an interview about the MBTA and the Olympic bid
The Boston Globe (February 2015)

“Walmart VP’s Brazen Attitude Toward Unionizing”
The Good Men Project (2012)

Literary Landscapes interview
Last Light Studios (2012)

CSPAN  |  introducing Eliot Spitzer

Interview with Mark Athitakis
Critical Mass, National Book Critics’ Circle blog (2010)

Interview with Anna Clark
Isak blog (2010)

“Little Publisher Hits the Big Time”
on Godine and J.M.G. Le Clezio’s Nobel Prize
The Millions (2008)