Dana Teen Lomax


Sea Ranch, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Dana Teen Lomax is a poet whose most recent work includes the editorial project—_THE BEAUTIFUL: Poets Reimagine a Nation_ about which Juan Felipe Hererra writes, "Each author here, each photographer, each moment here can change our lives." Another editorial project, _Kindergarde: Avant-garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children_ (Black Radish Books),  won the 2014 Lion and the Unicorn Prize for Children's Literature sponsored by John Hopkins University Press. Dr. Cornel West calls _Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community_ (co-edited with Jennifer Firestone, Saturnalia Books, 2008) "visionary and courageous." She is the author of several books of poems including _Disclosure_ (Black Radish Books, 2011), which was chosen by the Guerilla Girls as one of their favorite Poetry books of the year, Unpublishable Manuscript #43 (UbuWeb Editions, 2010), and _Curren¢y_ (Palm Press, 2006). Supported by the California Arts Council, the Peninsula Community Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Marin Arts Council, and others, her work has received the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson prize for poetry, among other awards, and her writing has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Jacket, Poets & Writers, The Bay Poetics Anthology, Imaginary Syllabi, and Against Expression, and Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here. She served as the Director of Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center in San Francisco and is currently working on a book of poems entitled _-unnamed-relation-_. Dana lives in Southern California.

Publications & Prizes

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here (PM Press, 2012)
Against Expression (Northwestern University Press, 2011)
Imaginary Syllabi (Palm Press, 2011)
War and Peace 3 / The Future (O Books, 2007)
San Francisco Bay Area Anthology (Faux Press, 2005)
THE BEAUTIFUL: Poets Reimagine a Nation (Gualala Arts, 2022)
Kindergarde: Avant-garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children (Editor) (Black Radish Books, 2015)
Disclosure (Black Radish Books, 2011)
Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia Books, 2008)
Curren¢y (Palm Press, 2006)
______ Is Not Goodbye (Dusie Press, 2014)
Disclosure (chapbook) (UBU Editions, 2010)
Rx (Dusie Press, 2010)
from Disclosure (Dusie Press, 2009)
Room (a+bend, 1999)
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Prizes won: 

Rotary Educatory of the Year, Tiburon, California — Social Justice Work in Education, 2018 

Arts Educator of the Year, Tiburon Arts & Heritage Commission — Poetry and related Curriculum, 2017

Kindergarde: Avangarde Poem, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children — Lion and the Unicorn Award, 2014

Kindergarde: Avangarde Poem, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children — Creative Work Fund Grant, 2013

Room & Other Poems — San Francisco Foundation's Joseph Henry Jackson Award, 1998

Departmental Honors Awarded, SFSU Creative Writing, 1998
Zellerbach Family Fund Grant Recipient—LINK, 1998
Mark Linenthal Award, Transfer Magazine, Volume 76, 1998
Academy of American Poets Award—1st Place; Judged by Paul Hoover, 1998
Ann Fields Poetry Contest—1st Place Winner; Judged by Norma Cole, 1997


Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Everything She Touches: The Life of Ruth Asawa by Marilyn Chase

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Any, At Risk Youth, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals
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Ventura, CA
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Last update: Jan 22, 2024