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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

Danielle Vogel is a poet, lyric essayist, and interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of 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 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 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, 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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Office Hours

Student Zoom Hours — Fall 2021:

Thursdays, 11-12 EST & Fridays, 12:30-1:30 EST 

Meeting ID: 530 290 2688  & Passcode: 06412


If I'm free, our meeting will start. If I'm with another student, you'll be able to wait in the virtual waiting room. I'll be with you as soon as I'm able.

As always, if these hours don't work for your schedule, or if you're waiting longer than you're able, please email me and we'll set up an alternative meeting time.


Fall 2021
ENGL 325 - 01
Intermediate Nonfiction Wkshop

ENGL 384 - 01
Between Forms

Spring 2022
ENGL 216A - 01
Tech-Poetry: Hidden Histories

ENGL 340 - 01
ST: Ecopoetics