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Week 10: Danielle Hanson

Hey! It’s @brian_simoneau, this week’s host of the Daisy Chain, and I’m excited to introduce poet and editor Danielle Hanson (@daniellejhanson) and her website – daniellejhanson.com – where there’s lots and lots to explore.

Poetry Editor for Doubleback Books and a Senior Reader at Atlanta Review, Danielle is the author of two poetry collections: Fraying Edge of Sky (2018), which won the Codhill Press Poetry Prize, and Ambushing Water (2017).


According to poet Oliver de la Paz, the poems in Fraying Edge of Sky “are an inventory of the miraculous that Hanson’s truly original voice urges us to hear and to hold close.”

One of these poems—“Saints”—was featured at Verse Daily last year: versedaily.org/2018/saints.sh


From her bio: before getting published, her books were highly commended (named as finalists, runners-up, etc.) a total of 28 times. Lucky for us they made it over that hump! Here is a strange, lovely, funny, creepy poem from Ambushing Water:


The author talks about the interesting story behind this poem (and other fun stuff) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=UfuYfLg88Wc


And, in addition to info about both books and lots of links to wonderful poems, Danielle’s website provides valuable resources for writers, including a “recommended reading” section where she lifts up the work of other poets.


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