Danielle Janess’ debut poetry book, Milk of Amnesia, is coming from MQUP in Fall 2020. A Canadian writer, performer, translator, editor, and arts facilitator, Danielle grew up on the shores of Lake Huron and has lived in Berlin, Germany, where she edited for Sand. She holds a BFA in Acting, a BA in Writing, and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Victoria. Her poems and translations have been published in journals and anthologies in Canada, Germany, France, the UK, and the USA, and won prizes from Prism and Grain magazines. She has edited for CWILA (Canadian Women In Literary Arts); worked as a theater mentor to inmates in a federal prison; and taught poetry, movement, and theater to diverse students in Europe and North America. Via an interdisciplinary creative practice, Danielle is interested in memory, family, and the body. She writes and creates on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples in Victoria and Seattle.