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Danielle Vogel

Assistant 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

A long-form poet, lyric essayist, and interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of poetry, deep ecology, and ceremony, Danielle Vogel 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 in 2017. 

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 ecological 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 expose the archives of memory stored within language, and have been exhibited most recently at Bruna Press + Archive, The Nordic House in Reykjavík, Iceland, RISD Museum, MICA, 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, visual poetry, the lyric essay, memory and memoir, cross-genre 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. 

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Fall 2019 Office Hours

Thursdays & Fridays: 11-12
and by appointment



Fall 2019
ENGL 292 - 01
Techniques of Nonfiction

ENGL 336 - 01
Intermediate Poetry Workshop

Spring 2020
ENGL 292 - 01
Techniques of Nonfiction

ENGL 340 - 01
ST: Ecopoetics