Danielle Bero was born in Queens to hippie parents, given a dose of Shel Silverstein, Tupac, jazz and classic rock. Bero is a Posse scholar, taught in Indonesia on a Fulbright, and co-founded a school for students in foster care. She holds a master’s in English Education, Educational Leadership and completed her MFA at the University of San Francisco. She won slams at Nuyorican Poets Café, Bowery Poetry Club and Ubud Writers festival. Bero is a Jack Straw Fellow and is published in Divine Feminist and Aunt Flo Anthologies as well as Lavender Review, Quiet Lightning, Juked and elsewhere.