Originally from South Carolina, Daniel has been living in Utah since 2008. His BA in from the University of Utah in gender studies with minors in Russian lit and Turkish. Daniel has an MLS in archive science from Emporia State University and an MA in English from Weber State University, his thesis being on The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. Daniel considers himself an avant-garde poet and post-modern writer. His poetry exposes the deeper meanings of experiential living and his stories are idea platforms. He has previously been published in Peculiar: A Queer Literary Journal, The Rocky Mountain Review, Trilithon: The Journal of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, A Shanghai Poetry Zine, and Enheduanna: A Pagan Literary Journal for which he is the editor. His research interests include subversive and underground literature and film--film making--speculative fiction--Weird tales--pulp era publications--Non-American/British Anglo literature--World, postcolonial, and transnational literatures--contemporary Turkish authors--Russian and Soviet lit and film--letter writing and postcards typewriters--LGBTQ studies--Paganism--minority voices, 3-d artifacts, and textiles in archives--gaming--and international librarianship.