Originally from the Midwestern farmlands west of Chicago, Dan Stryk now lives among the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, with his wife, the visual artist Suzanne Stryk. He is the author of a number of full-length collections of poems and prose parables, including The Artist and the Crow (Purdue University Press); and two new collections, Solace of the Aging Mare (The Mid-America Press) and Dimming Radiance (Wind Publications), were published in 2007 and 2008, respectively. His experimental chapbook, Field Notes, a collaboration of brief-form poems set beside corresponding naturalistic images by Suzanne Stryk, was recently published in Canada (Rubicon Press, 2007). Dan's individual poems and parables continue to appear in a variety of literary and cultural publications, including Poetry (Chicago), Witness, Ploughshares, North American Review, TriQuarterly, Missouri Review, Poetry Northwest, Alaska Quarterly Review, Ontario Review, Artful Dodge, The Fiddlehead (Canada), Shenandoah, Harvard Review, New England Review, Mississippi Review, Isotope, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, Atlanta Review (2008 "China" issue), Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria), Commonweal, Tampa Review, Southwest Review, ONTHEBUS, Smartish Pace, The Oxford American (2008 "Best of the South" issue), Southern Poetry Review, Appalachian Journal, Appalachian Heritage, Puerto del Sol, Boulevard, Western Humanities Review, Fish Drum, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review; and his work is represented in, among other anthologies, A Year in Poetry (Crown Publishers, NY), and Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia (Univ. of VA Press). He has also been the recipient of an NEA Poetry Fellowship, and an Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Grant (in poetry), among other writing awards.
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