David M. deLeon is a writer, academic, and theater artist. Creative work has appeared in such places as Rattle, Fence Magazine, Diagram, Strange Horizons, Bat City Review, 2River ViewAnderboThe Cortland Review, Box of Jars, Anti-, The Adirondack Review, and the anthology Only The Sea Keeps. Awards include the Mary M. Fay Poetry Award, an Academy of American Poets prize, a Pushcart nomination, the Helen Gray Cone Fellowship for Graduate Studies, a Robert Dudley French fellowship, the Blanche Colton Williams Fellowship, the Miriam Weinberg Richter Award, the McGlinchee Prize for a Play, the Matthew Ray Weisen Prize, a finalist for the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize, and honorable mention at the Writers of the Future. His first full-length play was produced in New York in 2014. He is currently in the doctoral program in English languages and literature at Yale University, and divides his time between New York and New Haven.