Dan Vera is a writer, editor, and literary historian living in Washington, DC. He’s the author of two poetry collections: Speaking Wiri Wiri (Red Hen Press, 2013) the inaugural winner of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, and The Space Between Our Danger and Delight (Beothuk Books, 2008). His poetry has been included in the writing curricula at colleges and universities and has appeared in Notre Dame Review, Delaware Poetry Review, Gargoyle, and Little Patuxent Review, and the anthologies Queer South, Divining Divas, and Full Moon On K Street: Poems About Washington, DC. Named a 2014 Top Ten “New” Latino Author to Watch (and Read) by Latino Stories, he’s edited the gay culture journal White Crane, co-created the literary history site, DC Writers’ Homes, and chairs the board of Split This Rock Poetry. For more visit http://www.danvera.com.