David Dooley was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and worked for many years in San Antonio. He holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. His works include The Volcano Inside (1988), winner of the initial Nicholas Roerich Prize; The Revenge by Love (1995), which includes the sequence “O’Keeffe and Stieglitz”; and The Zen Garden (2004), winner of the Yellowglen Prize. He has also published numerous poems and critical articles in magazines. His work has been anthologized in To Read Poetry, To Read Literature, and The Best Poetry of the Year, among other collections. He has given many poetry readings and has also performed solo cabaret shows. He now lives in San Diego.