Danielle DeTiberus lives in Charleston, SC, where she teaches creative writing at the Charleston School of the Arts. Among some of her students’ accomplishments are: publication in the Rattle Young Poets Anthology,The Interlochen Review and The Best Teen Writing; Honorable Mention in Princeton’s High School Poetry Prize; two finalists for the National Student Poets Program; and numerous national Gold Medals from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including the prestigious Gold Medal Portfolio.

Danielle DeTiberus

Her manuscript, Better the Girl Know Now, was selected as a finalist for Black Lawrence Press’ 2018 Hudson Prize. In 2016, she received the Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship in poetry from the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Her poem “In a Black Tank Top” was selected for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2015, and her poem “Turtleneck” is included in the 2016 anthology Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts. In 2012, her poems “I Thought After Thirty” and “Love and Other Hand Grenades” won the Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Society Prize and the Jane Moran Prize, respectively, through the Poetry Society of South Carolina (PSSC). Her poem “Like That” was chosen by Mark Doty as Honorable Mention for the 2009 Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry. 

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2017, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Missouri Review[PANK], Rattle, River StyxThe Southeast Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, Waxwing and elsewhere. She currently serves as the PSSC’s Program Chair, bringing nationally renowned poets to Charleston for readings and seminars.