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Danielle Badra is a queer Arab-American poet from Michigan who currently resides in Virginia. The 2022-2024 Fairfax Poet Laureate Danielle Badra received her BA in Creative Writing from Kalamazoo College and her MFA in Poetry from George Mason University. Her manuscript, Like We Still Speak, was selected by Fady Joudah and Hayan Charara as the winner of the 2021 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize and published through the University of Arkansas Press. Her poems have appeared in Mizna, Cincinnati Review, Duende, The Greensboro Review, Split This Rock, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and elsewhere. Dialogue with the Dead (Finishing Line Press, 2015) is her first chapbook, a collection of contrapuntal poems in dialogue with her deceased sister.

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