Daniel Lassell


Bloomington, IN
Indiana US

Author's Bio

Daniel Lassell is the author of Spit (2021), winner of the 2020 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize, as well as two chapbooks, Ad Spot (2021) and The Emptying Earth (2023). His poems have appeared in the Colorado Review, Southern Humanities Review, Poet Lore, Cherry Tree, and Prairie Schooner. He grew up in Kentucky, where he raised llamas and alpacas.

Publications & Prizes

Spit (Michigan State University Press, 2021)
The Emptying Earth (Madhouse Press, 2023)
Ad Spot (Ethel, 2021)
Prizes won: 

Winner of the 2020 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize (Emerging);

Finalist for the 2021 International Book Award in Poetry;

Finalist for the 2021 Best Book Award in Poetry; 

Finalist for the 2021 American Writing Award in Poetry; 

Winner of the 2021-2022 Reader Views Literary Award in Poetry; 

Winner of the 2021-2022 Inside Scoop Live Award for the Most Innovative Book of Poetry; 

Finalist for the 2022 First Horizon Award (Eric Hoffer Book Awards);

Shortlisted for the 2022 Eric Hoffer Awards Grand Prize; 

Honorable Mention for the 2022 Eric Hoffer Award (Chapbook and Home Categories); 

Winner of the 2022 Midwest Book Awards (Debut Poetry); 

Finalist for the 2022 Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize

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Last update: Jul 03, 2023