Bio: Dan Schapiro (b. 1999) is an HIV+ poet, artist, and access doula based in New York. Indebted to the Disability Justice and pop music traditions alike, his work invites readers to consider and inhabit the conditions of Madness, inattention, seropositivity and virality as critical approaches to relation, care, attendance, and knowing. His debut collection of poems and images, HOLEPLAY (Nueoi, 2020), distills his guiding ethos down to a singular question: "but what is the point of Poetry— / If not to Infect—!" A Columbia University student, Dan will receive his BA in Comparative Literature and Society with focuses in Disability Studies and Brazilian Portuguese in May 2023. At present, he is working on a photographic printmaking series entitled "Prescriptions for Infancy," as well as an autoethnography of Jewish suicide. He is of Ashkenazi and Italian descent.

Education and Awards:
  • Columbia University: BA in Comparative Literature and Society | Sep 2017 – May 2023
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Certificate of Merit for Art Writing
  • John Jay Scholarship in the Humanities
  • Dean’s List: Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Fall 2022

Readings and Exhibitions:
  • Brooklyn Rail: NSE [New Social Environment] #617 | A Rail Radical Poetry Reading Curated by Connie Mae Concepción Oliver (Aug 2022) *online
  • Bureau of General Services—Queer Division: Bespoke Reading Series (April 2022)
  • Anchoress Syndicate: My Smutty Valentine | Virtual Pleasure Palace (Feb 2021) *online
  • Equality Arizona: Queer Poetry Salon (July 2020) *online
  • Codex Books: By The Way Reading Series (May 2020)
  • Desperate Living: A Virtual Reading Series (April 2020) *online
  • FIERMAN Gallery: Circus of Books: BLOWOUT | An Online Exhibition Organized with Rachel Mason (April 2020) *online
  • Nueoi Press x Two Snake LA: HOLEPLAY Book Launch (April 2020)  *online
  • Codex Books: FEELINGS Reading  (July 2019)
  • Molasses Books: Do Something! With Allison Brainard (April 2019)
  • Studio 151: Pisces Season | Eternal Love (March 2019)




Work Experiences:
  • SITUATIONS & FIERMAN Galleries: Gallery Assistant, PRN (Jan 2020 – present)
  • Dietmar Busse (artist): Painter & Studio Assistant (Feb 2020)
  • Visual AIDS: Archival Intern (Oct 2017 – May 2018)
  • New-York Historical Society: Student Historian (Oct 2016 – June 2017)

  • Languages: Brazilian Portuguese (B2); Italian (B1); Haitian Creole/Kreyòl (A1)
  • Software: Google Drive; Microsoft Office; Photoshop; InDesign; Lightroom; Final Cut Pro