David Denny’s most recent books include the poetry collection Some Divine Commotion and the short story collection The Gill Man in Purgatory, both from Shanti Arts. He is also the author of three previous poetry collections: Man Overboard, Fool in the Attic, and Plebeian on the Front Porch. His poems and stories have appeared in numerous publications, including The Sun, Narrative Magazine, Rattle, California Quarterly, and New Ohio Review. He holds an MFA from the University of Oregon. Awards and honors include The Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Contest, The Steve Kowit Poetry Prize, The Center for Book Arts Broadside Award, an Artist Laureate Award from the Arts Council of Silicon Valley, and several Pushcart Prize nominations. He lives in Silicon Valley, where he teaches writing and literature at De Anza College.