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Neil Baldwin-Henry Ford


A native New Yorker, Neil Baldwin is represented by William Morris Endeavor Agency.

His next book, Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern, will be published in 2022 by Alfred A. Knopf.

He received his PhD in Modern American Poetry from SUNY/Buffalo, where he studied with Robert Creeley.

Baldwin is the critically-acclaimed author of biographies of William Carlos Williams, Man Ray, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford, as well as Legends of the Plumed Serpent: Biography of a Mexican God.

For twenty years, prior to joining the faculty at Montclair State University, he was manager of The Annual Fund at The New York Public Library, and the founding executive director of The National Book Foundation, sponsor of the National Book Awards.

From 2006-2020, as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of History in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and then as Professor of Theatre & Dance in the College of the Arts at MSU, he created and taught BA undergraduate and MFA and MA graduate writing seminars in Great Books & Ideas, Cultural History, Dramaturgy and Danceaturgy; and was the founding director of The [virtual] Creative Research Center

Neil Baldwin is Emeritus Professor at MSU and Critic-in-Residence at The Blended Campus

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