Daniel Lassell is a poet and writer, the winner of a William J. Maier Writing Award and Agave Magazine's 2015 National Poetry Month Haiku Contest. In 2016, he was named runner-up for the Bermuda Triangle Prize and Sequestrum's New Writer Awards. His work appears or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Lunch Ticket, Colorado Review, River Styx, Court Green, Post Road, Yemassee, Pembroke Magazine, Connotation Press, Hotel Amerika, DMQ Review, Crab Orchard Review, 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 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 InterVision, Bluelock, and Angie's List.