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Dan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter is a freelance writer, poet and former Indianapolis Star columnist. A native and resident of Indianapolis, he has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals. He is the author of two collections of poems and two books of selected articles from his journalism.

Work by This Artist

Breathe Easy by Dan Carpenter, story art
By Dan Carpenter

Orientation, gender, and ethnic identity—liberated movement and the hope for an easy moment.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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