Dan Leamen

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14008 Olive circle
Omaha, NE 68138
Phone: 
402-677-7518

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: 
Brown University - Providence, RI
(2007)
, Clark University - Worcester, MA
(2007)
, Denver Mercury Cafe Slam Team, The National Poetry Slam - Madison, WI
(2008)
, Jokus
(2011)
, Jugendhaus
(2011)
, Kaiserin Friedrich Gymnasium
(2011)
, Keuka College - Keuka Park, NY
(2007)
, KFZ
(2011)
, Koo's Art Gallery - Long Beach, CA
(2007)
, KuZ
(2011)
, Lewis and Clark College - Portland, OR
(2007)
, Omaha Healing Arts Center - Omaha, NE
(2007)
, Omaha National Slam Team, The National Poetry Slam - Albuquerque, NM
(2005)
, Pacifica Terra Nova High School - Pacifica, CA
(2007)
, Paradise Lounge - Boston, MA
(2007)
, Poetry Slam Deluxe in the English Theatre
(2013)
, Poetry Slam Workshop
(2013)
, 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 - Charlotte, NC
(2006)
, The Individual World Poetry Slam - Vancouver, Canada
(2007)
, The Individual World Poetry Slam - Worcester, MA
(2004)
, 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)
, Youth Performance in Bonn
(2011)
Prizes Won: 
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

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
Raised in: 
Omaha, NE
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Last updated: May 26, 2011