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Danielle Rose lives in Massachusetts. She is the author of at first & then from Black Lawrence Press & The History of Mountains from Variant Lit. Her work can be found in publications such as Hobart, Palette, & Sundog Lit.

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Selected Publications


at first & then —Black Lawrence Press BLACK RIVER CHAPBOOK COMPETITION FALL '19, winner

"this is a trans poem about swans"Pidgeonholes THE BODY, runner-up, PUSHCART nomination, BEST OF THE NET nomination

"matutinal/vespertine" w/Bailey GreySundog Lit 2019 SUMMER COLLABORATION CONTEST, finalist

"On the Creation of New Language From the Reading Lists of the Dead" —Kissing Dynamite, PUSHCART nomination

"Body Maps"Random Sample Review, PUSHCART nomination

"Aubade But a Monologue on Beauty"Random Sample Review, PUSHCART nomination


"A Guide to Touching Snow" —Crack the Spine (forthcoming)

"Aubade as Peg Bundy" —Hobart After Dark

"Sabina Presents Nero With a Gift"Hobart After Dark



"Razing" & "Scrubbing"Bending Genres

"Alcestis (1st draft)"Autofocus (forthcoming)

"Calypso Just Wanted a Man Around the Island"Hobart After Dark

"Oort Poetica" & "Aubade but an Imperfect Recollection of Un Chien Andalou"Hobart

"In It"Palette Poetry

"Leda / Swan (Triptych)"MORIA

"Tilling"Pithead Chapel

"bootcfg /rebuild" & "i dream i am the mercury-atlas 9 mission" w/Bailey GreyEmpty Mirror

"What Our Parents Never Taught Us"The Headlight Review

"STS-72" w/Bailey GreyKanstellation, generously reprinted by The Doubleback Review 

"tell me i’m prettier when i smile"Okay Donkey

"pretty in soft light"Glass Poetry

"ekphrasis on 'the most beautiful suicide'" The Shallow Ends

"i want to write a poem about boyhood" —FIVE:2:ONE

"on stillness" —GERTRUDE

"if i believed in the ninth step i might" —Barren Magazine

"Rachel Wight Not as an Empty Nothing Creature c. ~1647." —homologylit


"If the Body is a Prison-House Where is the Warden I Have Some Complaints About the Plumbing" —Third Point Press


"Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Lunching Alone, 1987"Not Very Quiet


"Epistle on Sand" —Whale Road Review (forthcoming)

"After the Things That Never Happened"Stone of Madness

"Divine Siegecraft: A Short Talk on Similarities in Rilke & Carson’s Treatment of God & Walls"​ —Tiny Essays

"Body as the Migratory Habits of New England Doves"Dovecote Magazine

Interviews & Other Media

"On at first & then w/Athena Dixon"New Books Network

"THR Interview Series: Danielle Rose"The Headlight Review

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June 2021

Variant Lit

26 pp

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February 2021

Black Lawrence Press

32 pp

at first & then is radical, beautiful, propulsive. An Orphic tale of a body descending then rising again, the debut chapbook from poet Danielle Rose charts woven stories of addiction, grief, trauma, and, ultimately, gender—the essential pieces of personhood. Through struggle and loss, the poems in at first & then proceed like timid ghosts learning how to form language, gathering the disparate elements of selfhood into a warm coherency, a radical self-permission.

Rose writes the language of longing with a fierce acuity, but this is also a collection about fulfillment. “In both there is dancing,” Rose’s speaker says of the motion of the tides and of welcoming the divine. These are poems brimming with motion, with hunger, and with aching, full-bodied joy. “This must be how / we can bear to be so empty / so we can be so full.”

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