Dani is a writer and published poet. She published her first collection of poems, After Love, with Salmon Poetry in April 2017 and is currently working on a second collection and a novel.
She has also been published in: Washing Windows, Irish Female Poets. Arlen House (2016), Prelude Magazine, New York (2016), Freckle Magazine, Northern Ireland (2017), and Clear Days of Light (2021).
Dani has completed Writing Residencies in: Merlin College, Doughiska, Galway (2018), ARD Family Resource Centre, Galway (2014-2017), Galway Youth Arts Alliance (2017-2018), Longford County Council (2018), Cill Rialaig Artistic Residency, Kerry (2017), Heinrich Boll Cottage, Achill (2019) and Shawbrook Dance (2020).
Dani has hosted workshops for Mental Health Awareness Week (University Hospital Galway), Social Inclusion Week (Galway) and in Direct Provision (Galway).
She has performed her work at the International Literature Festival, Dublin, Listowel Writers’ Week, Dromineer Poetry Festival, RTE Radio One Arena and was featured on Sunday with Miriam, RTE Radio 1.
Her first collection of poetry, After Love, was awarded research time under an Arts Council dance bursary in November 2018. It is planned for a stage performance in 2021 in collaboration with dancer Stephanie Dufresne and filmmaker Laura Sheeran.
Dani also writes reviews and occasional features for The Irish Times. Read Dani’s Irish Times pieces: