Dennis Schmitz

Dennis Schmitz was raised in Iowa and earned degrees at Loras College and the University of Chicago. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including The Truth Squad (Copper Canyon, 2002). He has received numberous awards for his work, including the Shelley Memorial Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He taught for more than thirty years at California State University in Sacramento.