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Danielle Vogel

Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing

285 Court Street, 303


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BA Dowling College
MA Naropa University
PHD University of Denver

Danielle Vogel

Danielle Vogel is a poet, lyric essayist, and interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of queer 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 forthcoming manuscript, A Library of Light, was adapted to the stage as an experimental opera by Source Material Collective under the mentorship of Marina Abramović, premiering to rave reviews at Tjarnarbio Theatre in Reykjavík, Iceland. She is currently working with composer P. Matthusen on collaborations and scores for Edges & Fray and her manuscript-in-process, Sea Margin: a prophecy in reverse. ​

Committed to an investigative approach to poetics, Danielle Vogel relies heavily on field research, cross-disciplinary studies, and archives of all kinds. Her work is guided by an ever-expanding investigation into 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, interdisciplinary, and site-responsive works—or "public ceremonies for language"—are often extensions of her manuscripts and seek to uncover, 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, The 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 taught across genres and the arts at Wesleyan University, Brown University, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and The University of Washington at Bothell. As a professor, Dr. Vogel specializes in investigative and documentary poetics, ecopoetics and environmental literatures, visual poetry, the lyric essay, memory and memoir, hybrid and experimental works, composing across the arts and book arts.

You can read her Faculty Reflection on the themes of reimagining success and crossing thresholds with intention at Wesleyan’s 2018 Senior Voices. 

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I am on research sabbatical Fall 2022- Spring 2023

I am not available for student meetings during this time.

I look forward to talking in the fall of 2023.