Denis J. Underwood


Denis J. Underwood's stories have appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Identity Theory, Intellectual Refuge, Gravel Magazine, The First Line, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Carolina, was published by Wind River Press. Grave Matters, a feature film he co-wrote and co-produced, has been in post-production a few years too many. The project was featured on the Sundance Channel's 24 Frames News.

Denis lives in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife and daughter. He is working on what he likes to believe is the final draft of his first novel. He is also the web editor for 10,000 Tons of Black Ink.

The product of a father born in southeastern Ohio, and a mother hailing from French-Algeria, Denis grew up spending summers in the wilds of the Buckeye State and abroad. Some of his earliest memories are of candlelit dinners in France with aunts and uncles, all master storytellers, recounting family chronicles of North Africa.

Denis enjoys fly-fishing and experiencing the natural beauty of the places the sport takes him.


"An Unwelcome Calm" Identity Theory (October 2013), fiction

"All Throughout the Storm" Bartleby Snopes (October 2013), fiction

"On the Island" Intellectual Refuge (September 2013), fiction

"The Ice Wedding" Gravel Magazine (December 2013), creative nonfiction

 Denis J. Underwood



denis [at] denisunderwood [dot] com