Here’s an example of a typical bio line I use to send out to publishers and things:
“Nick Demske lives in Racine, Wisconsin and works at the Racine Public Library.
His self-titled manuscript was selected by Joyelle McSweeney for the 2010 Fence Modern Poets Series Award and was published by Fence Books. Nick was featured in 2011 as one of fifteen emerging poets to watch for by Poets and Writers magazine and his book was chosen as one of the 10 Best Books of Poetry in 2010 by a Believer Magazine reader survey. This past fall, he completed a month-and-a-half-long book tour that traveled over 10,000 miles across the whole of America. Nick curates the BONK! performance series in Racine and edits the online venue boo: a journal of terrific things. You can visit him online sometime at his blog nickipoo.wordpress.com“
Here’s some other stuff that’s also true about me:
I studied poetry and literature at Carthage College, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and earned a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from UW Milwaukee. I also completed a semester in the Rocky Mountain Wilderness through NOLS (the National Outdoor Leadership School), based in Lander, WY. I love rock climbing, white water kayaking and racquetball. I love water.
Any more bio info seems inappropriate here, since that’s what the other links on this page are for. However, if you would like to contact me for any reason, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Invite me to do a reading. Solicit me for work. Ask me for the address of the library where I work so you can send all the books you or your press have published so I can include them in our collection. Or just say hi.