photo by Jessa Carter. Murcia, Spain. May 2017.

photo by Jessa Carter. Murcia, Spain. May 2017.

Danielle LaFrance is a poet, independent scholar, and librarian. Since 1983, she has mostly resided on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Stó:lō , and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She is the author of Species Branding (CUE 2010), Friendly + Fire (Talonbooks 2016), and the chapbook Pink Slip (SIC 2013). She received a BA in Women Studies and Humanities from Simon Fraser University (2006), an MLIS from the University of British Columbia (2012) and an MA in English at Simon Fraser (2016). Between 2012 - 2016, she co-organized the feminist materialist collective and journal series About a Bicycle, with Anahita Jamali Rad.

Her poetry explores and reflects on desire and sexuality, relationships, subjectivity production, total war, self-abolition, and revolutionary possibilities, as these listed explorations and reflections are inscribed and coded by white supremacist patriarchal capitalism.   

The only way out is through.