Danielle Woerner is a writer, songwriter, singer, educator, and the co-founder of Sunrise County Arts Institute in Milbridge, ME. Her journalistic work and poetry have been featured in national publications including Newsweek, Classical Singer, and New Music Connoisseur; regional monthlies including Hudson Valley Magazine and Chronogram; and weekly newspapers from the Woodstock (NY) Times to the Machias Valley News Observer. Danielle began writing haiku in earnest in 2012, to cope with “prose burnout” after cranking out a 50,000-word NaNoWriMo novel draft in 30 days. She and her husband, formerly vacationers on the Downeast-Acadia coast, then part-timers in Milbridge for several years, have resided in the town full-time since 2014. Most of her recent haiku are observations of life and nature in Downeast Maine.