Danusha Laméris lives in Santa Cruz, California, where, after completing a B.A. in Studio Art at U.C. Santa Cruz, she studied at the Squaw Valley Writers Workshops and with poets Ellen Bass, Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar. Her work has been published, or is forthcoming in: Best American Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The New York Times Magazine, New Letters, Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, The SUN, and Tin House, among other journals. Her work has also been included in several anthologies, including The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.
Her poem, "Riding Bareback," was selected by Gary Young as the winner of the 2013 Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry, while"The God of Numbers," and "Reading My Valentine's Poem to Frank X. Gaspar," both received special mentions in the Pushcart Prize anthology. The Moons of August, her first book, was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the 2013 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the 2015 Bingham University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. She teaches ongoing, independent writing workshops, and also works with individual writers.
There are a few more openings to study with Danusha at the Summer 2018 Catamaran Literary Conference in Pebble beach. Small, intimate workshops in a beautiful setting.
Here's the link: https://catamaranliteraryreader.com/register-for-courses/catamaran-writing-conference-registration-poetry