A resident of Denver, CO since 1999, Daniel is a religious Brother in the ecumenical Order of Saint Luke. Among other things, he has been the lead singer/lyricist for the indie rock band Mining for Rain, and for many years was a respected community activist and organizer in the Colorado labor movement.  He has a BA in Religion Studies with a minor in Theater Arts from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico and a Master of Divinity degree with a justice and peace studies concentration from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver.

His poems have appeared widely in both print and online journals in Australia, the UK, and the United States, including:  The Australia Times, Bay Laurel Literary Magazine, Blue Collar Review, Colorado Life, FOCUS (published by the British Science Fiction Association), The Penwood Review, Shot Glass Journal, The Soren Kierkegaard Newsletter, and Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature. 

His first full-length poetry collection, A Poet Playing Doctor, was released in the Fall of 2015 by White Violet Press and he is the author of four additional books of poetry for both adults and children. His awards include a Purple Dragonfly Book Award for Children’s Literature (for Put on Your Silly Pants, Daffydowndilly Press, 2016) and a Royal Dragonfly Book Award for Poetry (for Quiet Insurrections, Kelsay Books, 2018).

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