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 writer and community organizer.

She is founding director of The Poetry Lab, a community-based organization that offers low- cost workshops to writers who lack traditional academic access.

Danielle’s chapbook, Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry was selected by Gail Wronsky for the Clockwise Chapbook Prize and is published by Tebot Bach. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Vinyl, Baltimore Review, apt, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Eleven Eleven, Nailed Magazine, and her essays have appeared on DIY MFA , Malahat Review and the Women Who Submit blog.

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 @imaginarydani

Recent Pub Divider

Good Meat & Hollie Toups still ‘hears’ about her noodz | Transom
Google Ghazal | Vinyl
Interview with Girlhood Fears | Baltimore Review
Interview Questions | Animal
Essay on Early Twenties | The Leveler

Whats New Divider

New poem in the miniature poetry and postcard review, HOOT.  Check out “Postcard from the Forever 21 Dressing Room” in Issue 78,  from May 2019. 

Had an amazing time at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference (#AWP19) in Portland. Here I am at the Women Who Submit Happy Hour reading with one of the organization’s co-founders and literary force, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo.  

Have Book

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!

apt8cover“Troll” is 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.