A Bony Framework for the Tangible Universe

My first book, A Bony Framework for the Tangible Universe (The Operating System, 2019), is a hybrid collection of poems, lyric essays, dictionary erasures, and images that explores themes of illness, gender, queer kinship, and intimacy. Learn more about the project by visiting the Book tab on the menu above.

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The Body Connected is the digital home of D. Allen, a poet, educator, and multidisciplinary artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To learn more about D.’s work and their creative services, please take a look around using the menu above, or view the latest news below.

I now have a Patreon page! This is a space where I can share more of my work with you than I do on my website or via social media, including photos/videos/digital files of my multidisciplinary work, special perks for patrons, resources and support for writers/artists/community members, behind-the-scenes content about my creative process, and more.


Order a signed copy of my book here.


The Operating System is an incredible organism, and I’m not just saying that because they’re publishing my book. This is a great time to support a vital small press by preordering other books, chapbooks, and hybrid projects from the 2019 catalog, and to peruse all of the amazing books from previous years. A few of my favorites are what the werewolf told them / lo que les dijo el licantropo, The Color She Gave Gravity, and Marilyn.

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