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Daniel Shank Cruz

Daniel Shank Cruz

Born: 1980 in Bronx New York, USA
Resides: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
E-mail: danielshankcruz (at) gmail (dot) com

Daniel Shank Cruz (they/multitudes) is a genderqueer bisexual disabled boricua who grew up in the Bronx and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Multitudes is the author of a book of literary criticism, Queering Mennonite Literature (2019), and a hybrid memoir/literary critical text, Ethics for Apocalyptic Times (2024), both published by Penn State University Press. With James Knippen, they are the co-author of It Breaks Your Heart: Haiku and Senryu on the 2023 New York Mets (Redheaded Press, 2024). Visit them at .

Awards and Other Honors:

2023 Haiku Foundation Touchstone Award for Individual Poems nominee, Best of the Net 2024 Anthology nominee.

Books Published:

Co-author with James Knippen of It Breaks Your Heart: Haiku and Senryu on the 2023 New York Mets (Redheaded Press, 2024).

Selected Work
 
summer solstice
the empty
Little League field
 
Halloween
fewer and fewer
pandemic haiku
 
 
 
Zoom meeting
I fall in love with her
bookcase
 
winter sky       smell of leather in the dungeon
 
 
 
winter solstice
his sun tattoo
half under the sheet
 
sunrise
on the escalator
a delivery bike
 
 

Credits:

“summer solstice” – Stardust Haiku Issue 44 (August 2020); “Halloween” – Modern Haiku vol. 53, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2022); “Zoom meeting” – The Unexpected Weight: The Haiku Society of America Mentorship Program Anthology 2021, ed. Jay Friedenberg. N.p.: Haiku Society of America, 2022; “winter sky” – Heterodox Haiku 1, Autumn 2022, Best of the Net 2024 Anthology nominee; “winter solstice” – Kingfisher issue #7 (April 2023); “sunrise” – Kingfisher issue #8 (October 2023) 2023 Haiku Foundation Touchstone Award for Individual Poems nominee.

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