Dana Venerable (she, her(s)) is a writer, educator, former co-editor of P-QUEUE journal (2019-2022), and a SUNY-University at Buffalo (UB) English PhD candidate with a concentration in Performance Studies. She lived between Buffalo, NY and the Jersey Shore (her birthplace) for the past few years and currently works in the President's Office co-managing the Equity in Action Postdoctoral Fellowship at Kean University in Union, NJ. Her research addresses methods of the archive through compositions and intersections of Black performance, dance, notation, social choreography, and sound. Dana has performed within artist collectives at UB Arts Collaboratory, PLAY/GROUND, UB’s Choreolab, and UB's MFA Dance Concert. In addition, she was a teaching artist at Just Buffalo Literary Center from 2019-2022. She won the 2021 Academy of American Poets Prize at UB. Dana has written for Rigorous, Snail Trail Press, Peach Mag, Free Your Soul & Mind Inc., P-QUEUE, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, VIDA Review, and elsewhere. Her collaborative, choreographed chapbook water signatures is out by What Happens Magazine through their semi-annual publication series "in the grasses:" https://whathappens.world/leaflet-series. She can be found dancing and singing around almost anywhere but especially her room, writing (!), listening to music, and doing her hair.