Danusha Laméris lives in Santa Cruz, California, where, after completing a B.A. in Studio Art at U.C. Santa Cruz, she studied independently and in workshops with poets Ellen Bass, Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar, among others. 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. Her work has also been in several anthologies, including The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. Her second book, Bonfire Opera, is coming out with University of Pittsburgh Press in spring 2020.
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 private writing groups, works with individual poets, and is the current Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, California.