Dana Teen Lomax


San Quentin, CA 94964
916 502-1007

Author's Bio

Dana Teen Lomax is a poet whose most recent work includes two editorial projects--_Kindergarde: Avant-garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children_ (Black Radish Books) which won the 2014 Lion and the Unicorn Prize for Children's Literature sponsored by John Hopkins University Press and _Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community_ (co-edited with Jennifer Firestone, Saturnalia Books, 2008). She is the author of several books of poems including _Disclosure_ (Black Radish Books, 2011), 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 has most recently appeared in Jacket, Poets & Writers, The Bay Poetics Anthology, Imaginary Syllabi, and Against Expression (Northwestern University Press, 2011). 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 Shhh! Lullabies for a Tired Nation. Dana teaches writing at San Francisco State University and Del Mar Middle School. She lives in San Quentin with her incredible family.

Publications & Prizes

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)
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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26 Magazine
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Any, At Risk Youth, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals
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Ventura, CA
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Last update: Apr 19, 2017