HAILING from oakland, CA, Daniel B. Summerhill is an ASSISTANT professor of poetry/SOCIAL action and composition STUDIES at california state university monterey bay. he is the author of DIVINE, Devine, Devine (forthcoming), a semifinalist for the charles b. wheeler poetry prize. summerhill holds an mfa in creative writing from pine manor college (solstice). he has received the sharon olds fellowship and was nominated to EVERIPEDIA’s 30 under 30 list.
Daniel has performed ALONGSIDE greats such as Jasmine Mans, Abiodun Oyewole, lebogang mashile, Gcina Mhlophe and others. He co-headlined a European tour and was INVited by the university of kwazulu-natal and the u.s embassy to teach and perform at the annual International Poetry Africa Festival in 2018. he is the 2015 ny empire state poetry slam champion and a 2015 nitty gritty grand slam champion. His poems are PUBLISHED or FORTHCOMING in the lilly review, califragle, button, blavity and elsewhere. a chapter of his research, “black voice; cultivating authentic voice in black writers is forthcoming by the MASSACHUSETTS reading association.