Danielle Pieratti's first book, Fugitives (2016, Lost Horse Press), won the 2016 Idaho Prize and 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 currently teaches secondary English and runs regular writing workshops and retreats for teacher-writers through the Connecticut Writing Project. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two young children.