How much like climbing a silent stairwell a dying husband is. The omen of him moving up the hill like a forest & the white bleep of his heart shrugs. We are replicas.
from “Imposter & Imposter”
Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry
Danielle Mitchell is an American poet, blogger, and community organizer. She is founding director of The Poetry Lab in Long Beach, California where she teaches free community workshops. Danielle is the author of Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry (Tebot Bach 2017), selected by Gail Wronsky for the Clockwise Chapbook Prize. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as apt, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Eleven Eleven, Nailed Magazine, and her essays have appeared on DIY MFA and Women Who Submit.
Danielle is a two time Pushcart Prize nominee as well as winner of the Mary Editor’s Prize and the Editor’s Choice Award from The Mas Tequila Review.
Follow her on Instagram @poetryofdanielle
Look for new poems forthcoming in Vinyl and The Baltimore Review!
“Troll” is the title poem from my current full-length manuscript in progress. This fifteen page poem has taken me years to write and guts to finish. I’m grateful to Carissa Halston, Randolph Pfaff, and the editorial team at apt for believing in this piece and helping me introduce it to the world. Please support indie press and this fantastic magazine by ordering Issue 8 for $12 here.
I’ll be teaching a class called The Prose Poem as Poetic Revolt at this year’s Boca de Oro: Orange County’s Arts and Literary Fringe Fest!
Held in Downtown Santa Ana Saturday, March 3rd, Boca de Oro is FREE and open to all ages. From the creators of Boca de Oro:
We wanted more opportunities to reveal the literary scene in the OC and activate a space for our myriad hidden and talented authors to perform and share their love of literature before a likeminded audience. We revel in the chance to showcase our old and emerging talent of professional, local and national artists in a city full of talented visual and performing artists, while also bringing both popular and rarely-heard authors and performing artists to Santa Ana. We hope to see the spirit of art and literature organically grow to become a pivotal part of the burgeoning arts scene in Orange County.
Look for full event details online soon!
So happy to have my listing up on Have Book, Will Travel! This is a brilliant resource founded by literary pioneer Neil Aitken, the site is a searchable database that connects authors to venues and reading series around the country. The goal is to help authors plan readings and book tours with less hassle. Did I mention this awesome resource is also free?
Please visit my face here!