Former church musician, computer programmer, and high school English teacher, Daniel Simpson has published poems in Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, Hampden‑Sydney Poetry Review, Passager, The Atlanta Review, The Louisville Review and Margie, among others. In 2007, he and his brother released a CD of their poetry entitled Audio Chapbook. Cinquo Puntos Press published his essay "Line Breaks the Way I See Them" and four of his poems in Beauty Is A Verb: The New Poetry of Disability, a 2012 ALA Notable Poetry Book called "unusual and powerful" by Publisher's Weekly in a starred review. His forthcoming collection of poems entitled School for the Blind is due out from Poets Wear Prada this fall.
The recipient of a Fellowship in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, he acts, along with Ona Gritz, as Poetry Editor for Referential Magazine. Currently, he serves as Access Technology Consultant to the Free Library of Philadelphia and works as a Technical Support Specialist for the Library of Congress. His blog, Inside the Invisible, can be found at www.insidetheinvisible.wordpress.com.