Dan “Sully” Sullivan is the founder and curator of the Urban Sandbox, an all ages poetry event in Chicago. He is a founding member of the Oak Park River Forest High School Spoken Word Club. Sully has appeared on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO, WGN Morning News, and National Public Radio. He is the Mental Graffiti 2003, 04, & 05 Poetry Slam Champion and the recipient of The 2003 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Award. Sully is a member of poetry duos Death From Below and Beard Fight as well as the Assistant Director of The Speak’Easy Ensemble directed by Poetry Slam Founder Marc Kelly Smith. He currently resides on the northwest side of Chicago with his wife Whitney and their dog Dilbert.