Christina Dalcher


Christina Dalcher, author of Vox, earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. Recognition for her more than one hundred published short stories and flash fiction includes the Bath Flash Award short list, nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and multiple other awards.

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Kyle Dargan

Anagnorisis: Poems

Kyle Dargan, author of Anagnorisis and four other poetry collections, is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Area Program in Poetry Writing. He lives and writes in Washington, D.C.

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Pam Dawling

The Year-Round Hoophouse

Pam Dawling, author of The Year-Round Hoophouse, has grown vegetables at Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia for twenty-seven years, feeding 100 people from 3.5 acres, and training members to garden.

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Dan Doernberg

Dan Doernberg, president of public interest group Fairness.com LLC, is the creator of NowComment, a close reading/critical thinking cloud-based tool used at University of Virginia and other schools. He co-founded Silicon Valley’s Computer Literacy Bookshops, which went public after its sale in 1997.

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Angela Dominguez

Galápagos Girl / Galapagueña

Angela Dominguez, author of Stella Diaz Has Something To Say and illustrator of Galápagos Girl / Galapagueña, is an author and illustrator who creates books for children, a few of which have won Pura Belpré Awards. When she is not in her studio, she teaches at the Academy of Art University.

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Gary Dop

Father, Child, Water

Gary Dop is the founding director of the MFA program in creative writing at Randolph College, where he is an English professor, poet, and playwright. Dop has published a poetry collection, Father, Child, Water, and has another forthcoming.

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Rita Dove

Collected Poems 1974-2004

Rita Dove is a former U.S. Poet Laureate (1993-1995) and recipient of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Her most recent poetry collections are Collected Poems, 1974-2004 and Sonata Mulattica. She is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

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David Downie

The Gardener of Eden

David Downie, author of The Gardener of Eden, is the author of two previous novels and over a dozen nonfiction history, travel, and food books, including the highly acclaimed Paris, Paris; A Passion for Paris; Paris to the Pyrenees; and A Taste of Paris.

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Frank Dukes

Frank Dukes is a mediator and facilitator with the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at UVa and leads its “Transforming Community Spaces” project. He founded University & Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) and was a member of the Charlottesville’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces.

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Michael Eric Dyson

What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

Michael Eric Dyson, author of What Truth Sounds Like, is a university professor of sociology at Georgetown University, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and a contributing editor of The New Republic and ESPN’s The Undefeated. Ebony named him one of the 100 most influential African Americans and one of the 150 most powerful blacks in the nation.

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