Danielle Hanson received her MFA from Arizona State University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is currently poetry editor for Doubleback Books and associate editor for Loose Change Magazine, formerly poetry editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review and formerly managing editor/assistant editor of Carriage House Review. Her work has appeared in over 50 journals and anthologies, including Iodine Poetry Journal, Rosebud, The Cortland Review, Willow Springs, Roanoke Review, Poet Lore, Asheville Poetry Review, and Blackbird. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies, including the Poets Against the War Anthology, Beauty First: The Peacock Journal Anthology, and The Heart's Many Doors. She has been on staff at The Meacham Writers’ Conference and received the Fulton County Arts Council Grant for a residency at the Hambidge Center. She was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in 2008 and 2016, and Best of the Net in 2011. She is the 2016 recipient of the Vi Gale Award from Hubbub Magazine.
Her collection Ambushing Water (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017) previously was Runner Up for the 2012 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize; Finalist for the 2015 and 2016 Robert Dana Prizes for Poetry; the 2015 and 2016 Blue Lynx Prizes; and the 2014 Codhill Poetry Award; and Semifinalist for the 2015 Miller Williams Poetry Prize; the 2012, 2014 and 2015 Crab Orchard Poetry Series; the 2013 and 2014 42 Miles Press Poetry Awards; the 2013 Elixir Press Antivenom Award; the 2015 and 2016 Codhill Poetry Award; the 2015 Washington Prize; and the 2015 Richard Snyder Publication Prize.
Her second manuscript Haunting the Wrong House was a Semifinalist for The Washington Prize in 2016, the Crab Orchard Poetry Prize in 2016, and the National Poetry Series in 2017; and Finalist for the Wick Poetry Prize in 2017, the Antivenom Poetry Award in 2016 and 2017, the Richard Snyder Prize in 2016, Elixir Press Poetry Award in 2017, and the Codhill Poetry Award in 2017.