D. M. Spratley (she/her) is a mixed-race, Black, queer, Southern poet. Her poems have appeared in POETRY, 32 Poems, Shenandoah, Drunken Boat, and the Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight. She has received awards from the North Carolina Arts Council, Princeton University, and Rattle. Her micro-chapbook, Some Tricks I Was Born Knowing, is available as a free download from Ghost City Press, and her poem “Each Morning an Animal,” which won the 2020 Sundress Publications Broadside Contest, is available for preorder here


D. M. received her MFA from Hollins University and her BA from Princeton University. She is currently at work on a full-length poetry manuscript and a fiction project. She lives in North Carolina with her partner, Becca, and their dogs, Goosebumps and Cedar.