David Denny is a poet and fiction writer. His books include the poetry collections Some Divine Commotion, Man Overboard, and Fool in the Attic, as well as the short story collections Sometimes Only the Sad Songs Will Do and The Gill Man in Purgatory. His work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Sun, Narrative, Catamaran, Rattle, and Parabola. He holds an MFA degree from the University of Oregon. Honors include The Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Contest, The Steve Kowit Poetry Prize, The Center for Book Arts Broadside Award, Silicon Valley Artist Laureate, and numerous Pushcart Prize nominations. He lives in California with his wife Jill and their Belgian Shepherd Ginny.