Daniel Zomparelli is the founder of Poetry Is Dead magazine. He founded the magazine while working at Adbusters in 2009 along with art-director Easton West. The magazine has been featured around the world with praise from Stack, and Monocle magazine. He is a former co-podcaster at Can’t Lit along with Dina Del Bucchia, where they interview Canadian authors about everything from books to current events. His first book of poems Davie Street Translations was published by Talonbooks in 2012. His poems and writing have been anthologized and published around the world. His collaborative book with Dina Del Bucchia, Rom Com, was published by Talonbooks in 2015, which received praise and was profiled in FLARE magazine, Global TV, the Vancouver Sun, and CBC the Early Edition. His collection of short stories Everything Is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person was nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and won the ReLit Short Fiction Award. It has been translated into German, French and Spanish. His work is in Xtra, Medium’s Archipelago, Megaphone, Vice, Joyland, among others, and most recently The CutHis podcast I’m Afraid That which features guests such as Jordan Peele, Jenny Slate and Nicole Byer, was listed as one of the best podcasts of 2018 by Esquire and featured as a podcast to listen to on A/V Club and BBC America. He currently lives in Los Angeles.