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Dan Leamen

Author's Bio

Dan has shared the stage with former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser and Pulitzer Prize winner Yosef Komunyakaa. Performing in over 30 states Dan has read his work at venues such as Brown University, the University of Maryland, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Creighton University, and the State University of New York at Oneonta. From 8/08 to 8 /09 he served as Co-Director for Denver Minor Disturbance Youth Poetry. His work has garnered acceptance into MFA programs at Sarah Lawrence, NYU, and the University of Glasgow.

Publications and Prizes

Performances:
Poetry Slam Deluxe in the English Theatre (2013), Poetry Slam Workshop (2013), Jokus (2011), Jugendhaus (2011), Kaiserin Friedrich Gymnasium (2011), KFZ (2011), KuZ (2011), Youth Performance in Bonn (2011), Denver Mercury Cafe Slam Team, The National Poetry Slam - Madison, WI (2008), Brown University - Providence, RI (2007), Clark University - Worcester, MA (2007), Keuka College - Keuka Park, NY (2007), Koo's Art Gallery - Long Beach, CA (2007), Lewis and Clark College - Portland, OR (2007), Omaha Healing Arts Center - Omaha, NE (2007), Pacifica Terra Nova High School - Pacifica, CA (2007), Paradise Lounge - Boston, MA (2007), Rancho Santa Margarita High School - CA (2007), Solomon Sparrow's Electric Whale Revival, Hiram College - Hiram, OH (2007), Solomon Sparrow's Electric Whale Revival, State University of New York - Oneonta (2007), The Bug Theater - Denver, CO (2007), The Individual World Poetry Slam - Vancouver, Canada (2007), The National Poetry Slam - Austin, TX (2007), The Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ (2007), University of California - Berkeley (2007), University of Maryland - College Park, MD (2007), Victoria Conservatory of Music - Victoria, British Columbia (2007), Westchester Community College - Valhalla, NY (2007), Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA (2007), The Individual World Poetry Slam - Charlotte, NC (2006), Omaha National Slam Team, The National Poetry Slam - Albuquerque, NM (2005), The Individual World Poetry Slam - Worcester, MA (2004)
Prizes:
Winner of 2006 Nebraska Book Award for best anthology (Slamma Lamma Ding Dong: an Anthology of Nebraska Slam Poets - iUniverse); Short-listed for 2010 RATTLE Poetry Prize, Short-listed for 2009 Write Bloody Manuscript Contest; National Poetry Slam semi-finalist (2008); 5th place at 2007 Individual World Poetry Slam.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, Best American Nonrequired Reading by Various, Best American Travel Writing by Various, Vintage Hughes by Langston Hughes
Favorite Books:
Jitterbug Perfume, Everything is Illuminated, Moby Dick, Naked Pictures of Famous People.
Favorite Authors:
Ernest Hemingway, Federico Garcia Lorca, Jeffrey McDaniel, Tom Robbins, Derrick Brown, Anis Mojgani, Buddy Wakefield, Mike McGee, Ken Arkind, Herman Melville, Jon Stewart, Pablo Neruda.

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: May 26, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Geneseo, IL
Raised in:
Omaha, NE

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