Daniel Lassell is a copywriter, poet and creative writer. He is the winner of a William J. Maier Writing Award and Agave Magazine's 2015 NPM Contest; a finalist of the 2017 Nancy D. Hargrove Editors' Prize in Poetry; and runner-up of the 2016 Bermuda Triangle Prize and the 2016 New Writer Awards. His work appears (or is forthcoming) in Lunch Ticket, Barely South Review, Yemassee, Rust+Moth, Atticus Review, Sequestrum, Pembroke Magazine, Slipstream, Hotel Amerika, Chiron Review, Frontier Poetry, Reunion: The Dallas Review, Post Road Magazine, One, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Jelly Bucket, DMQ Review, Reed Magazine, Blue Fifth Review, The Poet's Billow, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere. His poems have also been anthologized, most recently in New Poetry from the Midwest. Recently, he was nominated for the Best New Poets anthology, the Best of the Net anthology, and the Pushcart Prize.
In his youth, he raised llamas and alpacas on a farm in Eminence, Kentucky. Today, he lives with his wife and son in Fort Collins, Colorado. He received his MA in English from Marshall University, and has written for such companies as Bluelock, MOBI, and Angie's List.