Daniel Y. Harris holds a Master of Arts in Divinity from The University of Chicago, where he specialized in the history and hermeneutics of religion and wrote his dissertation on The Zohar. He is the author of Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Cervena Barva Press, 2013), The New Arcana (with John Amen, New York Quarterly Books, 2012), Paul Celan and the Messiah’s Broken Levered Tongue: An Exponential Dyad (with Adam Shechter, Cervena Barva Press, 2010; picked by The Jewish Forward as one of the 5 most important Jewish poetry books of 2010) and Unio Mystica (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009). He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee.
His poetry, experimental writing, art, and essays have been published in BlazeVOX, The Café Irreal, Convergence, Denver Quarterly, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, The New York Quarterly, In Posse Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Mad Hatters’ Review, Moria Poetry Journal, The Other Voices International Project, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Magazine.com, Poetry Salzburg Review, P.R.A Publishing, SoMa Literary Review, Stride Magazine, Wheelhouse Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, Ygdrasil, and Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, among others.
His sculptures, paintings and mixed-media assemblages have been exhibited at The Jewish Community Library of San Francisco, Market Street Gallery, The Euphrat Museum, The Center for Visual Arts, and Dolly Fiterman Fine Arts, among others.
He was born in Paris, France, has lived in Boston, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Sonoma County, and now lives in Orange County with his wife Tracy, a Professor of French, and their sons, Marc and Spencer.