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 National Poetry Month Haiku Contest, as well as runner-up for the 2016 Bermuda Triangle Prize and the 2016 New Writer Awards. His work appears or is forthcoming in Lunch Ticket, Barely South Review, Permafrost, Yemassee, Rust+Moth, Sequestrum, The American Journal of Poetry, Pembroke Magazine, One, Connotation Press, Hotel Amerika, DMQ Review, Reed Magazine, 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 has been nominated for the Best New Poets anthology, the Best of the Net anthology, and twice for 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.