Danielle Vogel is a long-form poet, lyric essayist, and interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of poetry, ecology, somatics, and ceremony. She is the author of Edges & Fray (Wesleyan University Press 2020), The Way a Line Hallucinates Its Own Linearity (Red Hen Press 2020), Between Grammars (Noemi Press 2015), the artist book Narrative & Nest (Abecedarian Gallery 2012), and the chapbooks In Resonance (Essay Press 2017) and lit (Dancing Girl Press 2008). Her manuscript-in-progress, A Library of Light, was adapted to the stage as an experimental opera by Source Material Collective under the mentorship of Marina Abramović (2017).
Vogel's work explores the bonds between language and presence, between a reader and a writer, and how a book, as an extended field of a body, might serve as a site of radical transformation. Her installations, or "public ceremonies for language," which are often extensions of her manuscripts, seek to unearth, reroute, and tend to the archives of memory stored within bodies, languages, and landscapes. They have been exhibited most recently at Bruna Press + Archive, The Nordic House in Reykjavík, Iceland, RISD Museum, MICA, The Allen Ginsberg Library, Temple and Pace Universities, University of Arizona’s Poetry Center, and Abecedarian Gallery.
She holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from The University of Denver, a MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University and has held visiting positions, teaching across genres, at Brown University, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and The University of Washington at Bothell.
Vogel is a professor at Wesleyan University, where she teaches workshops in poetry, creative nonfiction, and composing across the arts. She also runs a private practice as an herbalist through which she offers consultations and seasonal herbal medicines. Vogel makes her home in Connecticut on the ancestral lands of the Hammonassets and Wappinger peoples, with her partner, the writer and artist, Renee Gladman.