Dante Di Stefano
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About Dante Di Stefano
Dante Di Stefano is the author of two poetry collections: Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight (Brighthorse Books, 2016) and Ill Angels (Etruscan Press, forthcoming 2019). His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, The Writer's Chronicle, and elsewhere. He is the winner of The Manchester Poetry Prize (judged by Adam O' Riordan, Sarah Howe, and Helen Mort), the Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry from the Crab Orchard Review, The Red Hen Press Poetry Award (judged by Camille Dungy), The Thayer Fellowship in the Arts, The Bea González Prize for Poetry (judged by Bruce Bennett), the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize (judged by Michael Dickman), the Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry, the Academy of American Poets College Prize, and The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. He is the poetry editor for the Dialogist and a regular contributor to The Best American Poetry Blog. Along with María Isabel Alvarez, he is the co-editor of the anthology, Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump's America (NYQ Books, 2018). He lives in Endwell, NY with his wife, Christina, their daughter, Luciana, and their goldendoodle, Sunny. He makes his living as a high school English teacher.