Danielle Pieratti's first book, Fugitives (2016, Lost Horse Press), was selected by Kim Addonizio for the 2016 Idaho Prize and won the 2017 Connecticut Book Award for poetry. She is the author of two chapbooks: “By the Dog Star," 2005 winner of the Edda Chapbook Competition for Women (Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press), and “The Post, the Cage, the Palisade," published by Dancing Girl Press in 2015. Danielle holds an MFA from Columbia University and is working towards her PhD in English at the University of Connecticut. She has taught secondary English since 2012 and currently serves as writing programs leader for the Connecticut Writing Project-Storrs and as assistant editor at World Poetry Books. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two young children.