D'Alessio, David K.
David K. D'Alessio teaches math in a Tucson, Arizona public school and is enrolled in the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College. (1999)
Mary D'Alleva teaches at California State University, Hayward, and coordinates a writing center in Oakland. (1999)
Rachel Dacus is the author of Earth Lessons (Bellowing Ark, 1998) and Femme au chapeau (David Robert, 2005); and two poetry CDs—A God You Can Dance (CanDance, 2002) and Singing in the Pandaleshwar Caves (Alsop Review, 2004). Her chapbook, Another Circle of Delight (Small Poetry Press), was published in 2007. Her work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Todd Dahlstrom received a B.A. in English from North Park University. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife Julie. (2001)
Robert Dana is the author of eleven books of poetry including Summer (Anhinga Press, 2000) and Hello, Stranger (Anhinga press, 1996). He graduated in 1954 from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop where he studied with Robert Lowell and John Berryman. He has served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at universities in the U.S. and abroad, and after 40 years of teaching at Cornell College he retired in 1994 as Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence. In 1989, he received the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award. (2003)
Jim Daniels directs the Creative Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University. His recent books of poetry include Now Showing, (Ahadada, 2006), Revolt of the Crash-Test Dummies (Eastern Washington, 2007) and In Line for the Exterminator (Wayne State, 2007). His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 12 and 15. (2008)
Lesley Dauer's first book of poems, The Fragile City (Bluestem, 1996), won the Bluestem Award. Her poems have appeared American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon, 2000) and The Bread Loaf Anthology of New American Poets (New England, 2000). Garrison Keillor has twice read her work on “The Writer’s Almanac.” Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Chad Davidson is the author of The Last Predicta (2008) and Consolation Miracle (2003), both from Southern Illinois UP, as well as co-author with Gregory Fraser of Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009). He has work forthcoming or recently appearing in DoubleTake, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others, and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of West Georgia near Atlanta. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 12 & 15. (2009)
Patricia Davis' poetry and translations have been published in New Laurel Review, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol and Salt Hill; and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She co-authored an award-winning nonfiction book, The Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth (Orbis, 2002), and her first play, Alternative Methods, was produced in New York and Washington, DC in 2010. She lives in Virginia with her husband and five-year-old daughter. [bio updated 2012]
Erica Dawson's first collection, Big-Eyed Afraid (Waywiser, 2007), won the 2006 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. She is Assistant Professor of English and Writing at the University of Tampa, and Poetry Editor of Tampa Review. [bio updated 2011]
Thomas Day was born in England and lives in Italy where he is a close friend of Mario Luzi. His translations have appeared in numerous magazines. (2002)
Mark DeFoe’s eighth book, Weekend Update, was published in 2008 by Main Street Rag Press. He won the 2001 Erskine J. Poetry Prize and the 2005 Chautauqua Literary National Poetry Competition. He lives in Buckhannon, West Virginia, and is Professor Emeritus at West Virginia Wesleyan College. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 5, 8, 10, 12, 13 and 16 (2009).
Chard deNiord is Associate Professor of English at Providence College and founder of the low residency MFA program in poetry at New England College. He is the author of Asleep in the Fire (Alabama, 1990), Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk, 2003) and Night Mowing (Pittsburgh, 2005). His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 4, 10 and 15. (2008)
Carl Dennis is the author of ten books of poems including Practical Gods (Penguin, 2001), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; New and Selected Poems, 1974-2004 (Penguin, 2004); and Unknown Friends (Penguin, 2007). He received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 7, 10 and 15. (2008)
Desilets, E. Michael
E. Michael Desilets was awarded the John M. Corcoran Poetry Prize, sponsored by the Irish Edition of Philadelphia. His poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Blue Collar Review, Steam Ticket, Wilshire Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Hiram Poetry Review and elsewhere. (2001)
Deulen, Danielle Cadena
Danielle Cadena Deulen is the winner of the 2011 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize for her book Lovely Asunder (Arkansas, 2011). She was the 2007-2008 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She received her MFA from George Mason University and is pursuing a PhD in creative writing from the University of Utah. [bio updated 2011]
Max Diamond is a smoking jacket fanatic and coffee drinker. He lives in California with his pet cat, Thurman. He is a local playwright and funster. (2000)
Katy Didden is pursuing her Ph.D. in literature and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri. Her poems appear in Crab Orchard Review, Calyx, Crazyhorse and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Her work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Anthony DiMatteo's poems have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Front Porch, Long Island Quarterly, Main Street Rag, miller’s pond poetry magazine and Tar River Poetry; his prose, in College Literature, Early Modern Literary Studies and Renaissance Quarterly. He lives on Long Island and teaches English at the New York Institute of Technology. [bio updated 2011]
John Ditsky has had over 1,300 poems published in magazines. His books of poetry include The Katherine Pomes, Scar Tissue and Friend & Lover. He teaches American Literature, Modern Drama and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor, Ontario, where he is Poetry Editor for The University of Windsor Review and Chair of the Editorial Board of the Steinbeck Quarterly. (1999) Note: he was the first poet publish by Smartish Pace. Issue 1, Page 1; October 1999.
Gregory Djanikian directs the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Man in the Middle (1984), Falling Deeply into America (1989), About Distance (1995), Years Later (2000) and So I Will Till the Ground (2007), all from Carnegie Mellon University Press. He has received an NEA fellowship, the Eunice Tietjens Prize and Friends of Literature Award from Poetry and the Anahid Literary Award from the Armenian Center of Columbia University. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 19. 
Richard Donnelly lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he works in a downtown office. His poems have appeared in Chronogram, Queen’s Quarterly and Third Wednesday. [bio updated 2011]
Doolittle, Deborah H.
Deborah H. Doolittle teaches at Coastal Carolina Community College. Her chapbooks, No Crazy Notions (Longleaf, 2001) and That Echo (Longleaf, 2003), won the Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Award and the Longleaf Press Award, respectively. Her poem "White Wash" was a finalist for the 2011 Buellah Rose Poetry Prize. She read for Smartish Pace at CAM Raleigh on November 16, 2012 and at Copy Cat in Baltimore on April 13, 2013 (see media section). [bio updated 2013]
Mark Doty's Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. His eight books of poems include School of the Arts, Source, and My Alexandria. He has also published four volumes of nonfiction prose: Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Heaven's Coast, Firebird and Dog Years, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2007.
Doty's work has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. He is the only American poet to have received the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K., and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill and Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Foundations, and from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Doty lives in New York City and on the east end of Long Island.
Ulrike Draesner was born in Munich in 1942, and now lives in Berlin. Her most recent collection of poetry is für die nacht geheuerte Zellen [cells signed on for the night] (Luchterhand, 2001), in which these poems appeared. (2004)
John Drury is the author of three poetry collections: Burning the Aspern Papers (Miami, 2003), The Disappearing Town (Miami, 2000) and The Stray Ghost (State Street, 1987). He is also the author of The Poetry Dictionary (Story, 1995). New poems of his are forthcoming in The Paris Review, The Antioch Review, and Sou’wester. He is Professor and Coordinator of Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati. (2003)
Norman Dubie is the author of twenty books, most recently The Mercy Seat (2004), winner of the PEN USA Literary Award, and The Insomniac Liar of Topo (2007), both published by Copper Canyon Press. In 2002 and 2003 he published on-line a 400-page epic poem, The Spirit Tablets at Goa Lake. His poems have been translated into more than thirty languages. Since 1975 he has taught at Arizona State University where he helped to found the MFA program. [bio updated 2011]
Anne Duden was born in 1942 in Oldenburg, spent her early childhood in Berlin and Ilsenburg in the GDR, then returned westward to Oldenburg where she went to school. Her most recent book of poetry is Hingegend (Zu Klampeir, 1999), in which these poems appeared. (2004)
Dudis, Ellen Kirvin
Ellen Kirvin Dudis earned her B.A. from Middlebury College. Her poems have appeared in Cream City Review, The Madison Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Poetry, The Nation and Smartish Pace, Issue 3.(2009)
Denise Duhamel is the author of numerous books of poetry. Her most recent title is Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pitt, 2001). Her other titles currently in print are The Star-Spangled Banner, winner of the Crab Orchard Poetry Prize (1999); Exquisite Politics (with Maureen Seaton, 1997); Kinky (Orchises, 1997); Girl Soldier (Garden Street, 1996); and How the Sky Fell (Pearl, 1996). A winner of a NEA Fellowship, her poems appeared in The Best American Poetry (1993, 1994, 1998 and 2000). She teaches creative writing and literature at Florida International University. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Stephen Dunn is the author of eleven collections of poetry including, most recently, Different Hours (Norton, 2000). Loosestrife (Norton, 1996) was a National Book Critics Circle award nominee, and Local Time (William Morrow, 1986) was selected for the National Poetry Series by Dave Smith. His poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Paris Review, The New Yorker, APR, and Kenyon Review. He is the recipient of a 1995 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Literature. Among his other awards are the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine, the Theodore Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest, and fellowships from the N.E.A. and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Richard Stockton College. (2000)
Yvette Duplechin grew-up in New Orleans and is currently in the graduate program in English Literature at the University of Maryland. (2000)
Stuart Dybek, the author of Brass Knuckles (Pittsburgh, 1979), received the 1998 Lannan Award, the 1995 PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize, the Academy Institute Award in Fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1994, four O. Henry Prizes, and the Whiting Writers Award in 1984. He teaches at Western Michigan University and is a permanent member of the faculty of the Prague Summer Writers Workshop. (2002)
James Dye was born in Wellston, OH. He lives in Cincinnati where he works as an oncology social worker. His poems appeared in Quiz & Quill. (1999)