Dan Nowak is a poet with an MFA from Spalding University and is pursuing his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His first book, Recycle Suburbia, won the 2007 Quercus Review Poetry Series Award. His forthcoming chapbook from RockSaw Press will be out in fall of 2009. His work has appeared in magazines such as the Blue Collar Review, Blood Lotus, Heliotrope, freefall, Broken Bridge Review, Licking River Review, FRiGG Magazine, and others. Dan is also the editor for Perfect Bound Karma (a poetry review site), an editor for New Sins Press and co-founder of Imaginary Friend Press.
My influences come from the mundane, shared experiences that people have. My parents, my adoptive parents, my partner, and my friends are all influential in my life as well.
My literary influences are Jim Daniels, Whitman, Dickinson, Thomas McGrath, Anne Sexton, Rane Arroyo, Frank O'Hara, Bob Hicok, Glenn Sheldon, Martha Collins, Stacia M. Fleegal and the list continues to grow.
I am currently working on completing my next collection of poetry. I am also shopping around a couple chapbooks. I also try to write fiction and creative non-fiction, but most of those efforts are disastrous.
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