Pat Daneman

14000 W. 87th St. Pkwy #310
Lenexa, KS 66215

Author's Bio

I am a writer and editor living in Lenexa, Kansas. I am retired from Hallmark cards, where I worked for 22 years, the last 9 as director of the writing studio. I grew up on Long Island, New York and went to college at Binghamton University, where I studied British, American and Canadian literature and South American magical realism and earned a master’s degree in fiction writing. I published short fiction in The Indiana Review and MSS. I began writing poetry in the mid-1990s under the mistaken belief that it would be easier than writing fiction. My chapbook, Where the World Begins, is inspired by stories my aunts and mother told about growing up in a poor sharecropper’s family in Louisiana. It was published by Finishing Line Press in April 2015. I was the senior poetry editor for Kansas City Voices magazine from 2011- 2015. I do several readings each year and am available for private editing and coaching and group workshops.

Publications and Prizes

After All
(FutureCycle Press, 2018)
Best of the Net
(Sundress Publications, 2008)
, Kansas Time+Place: An Anthology of Heartland Poetry
(Balkan Press, 2017)
, New Poetry from the Midwest
(New American Press, 2014)
10x3, Apple Valley Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Big Toe Review, Blood Lotus, Blood Orange Review, Breakwater Review, Escape Into Life, Freshwater, Green Hills Literary Lantern, I-70 Review, Inkwell, Lucid Stone, Midwest Quarterly, Moon City Review, Naugatuck River Review, Off the Coast, Pedestal Magazine, Poem, Poemeleon, Poetry Bay, qarrtsiluni, RE:AL, Red River Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review, Stone Canoe, The Comstock Review, Cortland Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review
Where the World Begins
(Finishing Line Press, 2015)
Prizes Won: 
“Drop A Knife, Somebody’s Coming,” first prize, Comstock Review Muriel Craft Bailey competition. 2012 runner-up Poets and Writers’ Maureen Egan Writers Exchange Award. 2009 Freshwater editors' prize for "If She Could Be Found."

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Last updated: May 04, 2018