Daniel Hales is a writer, musician, artist, teacher, and salsa junkie in western MA. He’s the author of three poetry chapbooks: Tempo Maps, which comes with the companion CD: Miner Street Symphony (ixnay press), Blind Drive (White Knuckle Press), and Shake My Ashes (Beard of Bees Press). His first full-length book, Run Story, a hybrid work set at a residential program for kids with special needs, is forthcoming in June 2017 from Shape&Nature Press. In March 2017, Spork Press released Predawn to Postdusk on cassette: the debut by his psychdrone project, Umbral. His poems, flash fictions, and hybrid writings have been published in many print & online journals, including Verse Daily, Conduit, H_NGM_N, The Massachusetts Review, Quarter After Eight, Sentence, nth position, Leveler, Booth, and Shadowbox. His indie rock band, The frost heaves and hales. have released 3 full-length albums, most recently: “Contrariwise: Songs from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.” (Note: the band name is supposed to be capital T, lower case everything else, period at the end: The frost heaves and hales. As in: it’s not just a band name–it’s also a grammatically complete sentence!) He’s toured nationally, playing historic venues like the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA, the basements of anarchist collectives like the ABC House, in Olympia, WA, and every kind of venue in between. Two of his songs were featured on the NPR radio show, Cartalk. He also records and performs with The Ambiguities. His sensei is The Cat of Many Names.