Dani Burlison (she/her) is a writer, teacher, activist and Gen X mom based in Sonoma County, California. She is the creator/editor of an anthology, “All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger and the Female Body” (PM Press, 2019), and the author of a short story collection, “Some Places Worth Leaving” (Tolsun Books, 2020) and “Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories,” a collection of essays which first appeared in her McSweeney’s Internet Tendency column the same name. She’s also currently collaborating on a book project about fires in Northern California. Dani has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly and a regular contributor at Yes! Magazine, Chicago Tribune, KQED, and elsewhere. Her journalism, fiction and personal essays can also be found at Ms. Magazine, WIRED, Earth Island Journal, The Rumpus, Portland Review, Hip Mama Magazine, and in various anthologies and zines.
In addition to her work as a writer, Dani is a witch, trauma-informed yoga instructor, and a practitioner trainee in Ancestral Lineage Healing. During her time at Cove Park, she will focus on research for, and revisions of her current work in progress, an experimental essay collection about trauma, mythology, ritual, and the natural world.