Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné is a poet and artist from Trinidad & Tobago.
Her writing and art have appeared in several local and international journals such as Bim: Arts for the 21st Century, the Caribbean Writer, Small Axe Literary Salon, Poui: Cave Hill Journal of Creative Writing, Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, Dirtcakes Journal, Blackberry: A Magazine, Room Magazine and others.
Danielle was awarded The Charlotte and Isidor Paeiwonsky Prize by The Caribbean Writer‘s editorial board in 2009, nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010, and awarded the Small Axe Poetry Prize in 2012. In 2015 she was named winner of the Hollick-Arvon Caribbean Writers’ Poetry Prize, and winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize in 2016. She was shortlisted for the Montreal Poetry Prize in 2013 and 2017.
In 2012, Danielle was selected for the Urban Heartbeat Project, a street art project which took place across the Caribbean and Central America. Her her art was also featured as part of group exhibitions such as the Women Make Art (WoMA) exhibition in Grenada.
Danielle’s first solo art exhibition, Criatura, was held at the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago in June 2013. In that year, her work was featured in group exhibitions Music is the Soul in Toronto, as well as The Femail Project in Birmingham, UK. In 2014, she was chosen to be a part of the Museum of Latin American Art’s Frida Kahlo-themed Women’s Day exhibition.
Her first collection of poems, Doe Songs, is due for publication in 2018. Danielle lives in Sangre Grande with her husband and son.