D. M. Spratley (she/her) is a mixed-race, Black, queer, Southern poet. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY, 32 Poems, Shenandoah, and the Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight, among other journals. She has received grants from the North Carolina Arts Council and Hollins University. She received her MFA from Hollins University and her BA from Princeton University, where she completed a creative thesis under the guidance of Tracy K. Smith.
D. M. lives in North Carolina, where she works as the Director of Programs and Strategy for Village of Wisdom, a racial equity nonprofit. D. M. also works as an independent consultant with organizations that seek to build intersectional, anti-racist strategies and practices.