Biography

A resident of Denver, CO since 1999, Daniel is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, the lead singer/lyricist for the indie rock band Mining for Rain, and for many years has been a respected community activist and organizer in the labor movement.  He has a BA in Religion Studies with a minor in Theater Arts from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico and a Master of Divinity degree with a justice and peace studies concentration from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver.

His poems have appeared widely in both print and online journals in Australia, the UK, and the United States, including:  The Australia Times, Bay Laurel Literary Magazine, Blue Collar Review, Colorado Life, FOCUS (published by the British Science Fiction Association), The Penwood Review, Shot Glass Journal, The Soren Kierkegaard Newsletter, and Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature. 

His full-length poetry collection, A Poet Playing Doctor, was released in the Fall of 2015 by White Violet Press.  Two more poetry manuscripts are currently in progress: Plato Poetica (poems inspired by epigrams from the philosopher) and Put On Your Silly Pantspoems for children and very immature adults.  

To learn more (and to see a music video from his band), please visit:  http://about.me/dklawitter