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Daniel Shank Cruz

Daniel Shank Cruz (they/multitudes) is a genderqueer bisexual disabled boricua who grew up in the Bronx and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Multitudes is the author of a book of literary criticism, Queering Mennonite Literature (2019), and a hybrid memoir/literary critical text, Ethics for Apocalyptic Times (2024), both published by Penn State University Press. With James Knippen, they are the co-author of It Breaks Your Heart: Haiku and Senryu on the 2023 New York Mets (Redheaded Press, 2024). Their writing has also appeared in venues such as Failed Haiku, Frogpond, Kingfisher, Modern Haiku, Religion & Literature, and numerous essay collections. Visit them at danielshankcruz.com.