Danielle Beazer Dubrasky is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Drift Migration (Ashland Poetry Press, 2021), the chapbook Ruin and Light (Anabiosis Press, 2015), and the limited-edition/letterpress art book Invisible Shores (Red Butte Press/University of Utah, 2017). She also co-edited, with Karin Anderson, the Torrey House Press anthology Blossom as the Cliffrose: Mormon Legacies and the Beckoning Wild in 2021. Her poems have been published in Terrain.org, Pilgrimage, Sugar House Review, Salt Front, Cave Wall, Contrary Magazine, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. Her essay, “Juliet,” won the 2020 Mississippi Review Nonfiction Prize.
She is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Southern Utah University where she directs an Ecopoetry and Place writing conference. She has conducted poetry writing workshops on Metaphors and Symbolic Landscapes and led writing workshops through the National Parks. The former poetry editor for Contemporary Rural Social Work journal, she has also developed a curriculum of poetry writing exercises to be used in poetry therapy groups, published in Journal of Poetry Therapy (2019). She has received the following awards at SUU: Award of Distinguished Scholar and Achievement in Experiential Learning Award. She also directs The Art of Literature program, a partnership between SUU and Utah Humanities that brings writers to the southern Utah community and to the classroom.
She has been a three-time fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, a two-time recipient of the Utah Arts Council first place award in poetry, a recipient of an artist scholarship from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, and is currently the director of the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values at Southern Utah University. Danielle grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, but has lived the last 20 years in southern Utah.