Danielle will be attending the Jack Jones Literary Arts Blue Sky Retreat in Taos, New Mexico as the 2018 Natalie Diaz fellow.
An excerpted version of my essay, “Annotating the First Page of the First Navajo-English Dictionary,” appeared today on The New Yorker’s website.
The essay (in its entirety) will be published in the forthcoming anthology This Is The Place (Seal Press, 2017).
THIS IS THE PLACE is a collection of personal essays written by 30 amazing women from across the country. The book covers a range of topics from solitude, neighbors, tiny homes and multi-generational living to environmental protection, domestic violence, immigration and patriotism. I have an essay in the collection, and I co-wrote the introduction with my co-editor, Kelly McMasters. Together, Kelly and I selected, edited and arranged each essay in the book. The pieces are by turns deep and dark, complex and shining.
Six emerging women writers have been singled out for excellence by the Foundation and will receive awards of $30,000 each. The 2016 winners are Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Danielle Geller, Jamey Hatley, Ladee Hubbard, Airea D. Matthews,and Asako Serizawa.