Danielle Harms has a PhD in English a from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also earned a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies. She was Furrow Magazine‘s faculty and served as Cream City Review‘s Creative Nonfiction Editor. She received her MFA from George Mason University, where was the editor-in-chief of Phoebe and an Assistant Term Professor.

Her fiction, essays, and poetry have been published in Conjunctions, Mid-American Review, New Letters, and the American Literary Review. She is a winner of an AWP Intro Journals Award, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a staff scholar at both the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. At UW-Milwaukee she was awarded a Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship, a Digital Humanities Teaching Fellowship, a Distinguished Dissertator Fellowship, and a UWM Teaching Fellow Award. Her work made the “Notable Essays” list in the 2023 Best American Essays.

She is at work on a novel about female friendship and the complications of pregnancy in Post-Roe Wisconsin.