Donny Winter


Saginaw, MI

Author's Bio

Donny Winter, M.A. is a poet, educator, and LGBTQ+ activist residing in Mid-Michigan. His first full-length collection of poems, Carbon Footprint (Alien Buddha Press, 2020), reached #1 on Amazon's LGBTQ+ Poetry New Releases List and #2 on Amazon's LGBTQ+ Poetry Best Selling List. It also garnered a Pushcart Prize nomination for his poem "My Closet is a Reliquary." Along with his personal work in creative writing, Winter serves as an English professor at Delta College, where he teaches composition, technical writing, and creative writing. On a community-level, he also enjoys facilitating community creative writing workshops with the goal of helping aspiring writers connect with their inner creative voices. His upcoming collection, Feats of Alchemy (Alien Buddha Press, 2021) will be released in the Fall of the same year, which has garnered him a second Pushcart Prize nomination for his poem "My Therapist is a Bumper Sticker." To find out more about Winter's work, visit

Publications & Prizes

Feats of Alchemy (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
Carbon Footprint (Alien Buddha Press, 2020)
CultureCult Magazine

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Meg Day, Marie Howe, Robert Fanning, Theodore Roethke, Sylvia Plath, Siegfried Sassoon, Mary Lambert, and J.R.R. Tolkien

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Teachers, Teenagers
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Born in: 
West Branch, MI
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Last update: Oct 18, 2021