Dan Vera

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Dan Vera
Dan Vera reading at Busboys and Poets, 2013
Born South Texas
Nationality American
Ethnicity Cuban
Genres Poetry


Dan Vera (born South Texas) is an American poet and editor of Cuban descent living in Washington D.C.[1]


Vera is the author of Speaking Wiri Wiri, (Red Hen Press, 2013)[2] and The Space Between Our Danger and Delight, (Beothuk Books, 2009). His manuscript The Guide to Imaginary Monuments was selected by Orlando Ricardo Menes, for the 2012 Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize.[3]

His work has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Notre Dame Review,[1] Delaware Poetry Review, Gargoyle, Konch, and Red Wheelbarrow.[4]

He serves on the boards of Split This Rock Poetry and Rainbow History Project.[4] He founded Brookland Area Writers & Artists.[5]

Vera is the Managing Editor of White Crane. He publishes other poets through Vrzhu Press and Souvenir Spoon Books.

He lives in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C.[6]




  • Gratitude Prayers. Andrews McMeel. February 2013. ISBN 978-1449421762. 
  • Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on their Muses. Lethe Press. 
  • Full Moon On K Street: Poems About Washington, DC. Plan B Press. December 1, 2010. 
  • Dog Blessings. New World Library. October 1, 2008. ISBN 978-1-57731-616-9. 
  • D.C. Poets Against The War. Argonne House Press. 2004. ISBN 1-887641-98-X. 


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