Daniel Y. Harris 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 holds a Master of Arts in Divinity from The University of Chicago, where he specialized in Jewish mysticism and hermeneutics. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Hillel Foundation of Orange County and the President of the Board of Directors of The New York Quarterly Foundation.
His poetry, experimental writing, art, and essays have been published in BlazeVOX, The Café Irreal, Denver Quarterly, E·ratio, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, The New York Quarterly, In Posse Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Kerem: Creative Explorations in Judaism, Mad Hatters’ Review, Milk Magazine, Moria Poetry Journal, The Other Voices International Project, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Magazine.com, Poetry Salzburg Review, Presa, Shampoo, Stride Magazine, Tarpaulin Sky, 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.