David Denny grew up in the suburban beach communities of southern California. He studied theatre and literature at Golden West College and California State University, Long Beach. He moved north for a short time, earning an MFA in creative writing at the University of Oregon. Later, he received an MAT degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, a prominent choral conductor and music teacher. They are the proud parents of two talented children and the guardians of a persnickety cat named Molly Bloom.
Denny is Professor of English at De Anza College and former editor of Bottomfish magazine. He is the recipient of a 2013 Artist Laureate award by the Arts Council of Silicon Valley, and for two years he served as inaugural Poet Laureate of Cupertino. His poems and short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines and journals, including Atlanta Review, California Quarterly, Iodine Poetry Journal, Pearl, and The Sun, among others. His chapbook, Plebeian on the Front Porch, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. When not writing or teaching, he can often be found watching classic movies from the balcony of the Stanford Theatre.
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (August 31, 2013)