D. Allen is a poet and multidisciplinary artist living in Minneapolis. They have recently received a 2022 Cowles Center Generating Room residency, a 2019-20 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, and a 2018-19 Q-Stage: New Works Fellowship from 20% Theatre Company. D. earned an MFA in Poetry at the University of Minnesota (2017). D.’s first book, A Bony Framework for the Tangible Universe, was published in 2019 by The Operating System and named a poetry finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards; their first full-length solo project for the stage, NET/WORK, premiered in 2019 at The Phoenix Theatre.
Using poetic and essayistic forms and a range of other artistic media, D.’s work explores the body, illness, disability, intimacy, the natural world, sexuality, and gender. This work takes many forms: word architectures, painted surfaces, light drawings, textured sounds, soft spaces, slow dinners, sustained listening, tender assemblages, quiet gardening, deep breaths. They value each of these endeavors equally.