Atena O. Danner

Full name: Atena Danner

Atena, a Black woman, smiles slightly outdoors, looking directly into the camera.

Atena O. Danner (she/her/hers) is a poet, artist, and activist. In addition to supporting liberation movements with words and songs, Atena has published poems in Shelter in This Place: Meditations on 2020 , Struggle, Elevate, Celebrate: An Anthology of Women’s Voices, and in the inaugural issue of "understory quarterly," an independent online zine. She lives north of Chicago with her partner and two free Black children. Atena's upcoming book will be published by Skinner House Books. Keep up with Atena's work and happenings on her website.

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Incantations for Rest

Atena O. Danner

The 2022 volume of the inSpirit Series, Incantations for Rest is an invitation to slow down and rest for those exhausted by the demands of a racist, ableist society.

Braver/Wiser | WorshipWeb

The Rest That Will Heal Us

Atena O. Danner

From Braver/Wiser
If I want well-being to be my truth, I must reclaim and protect it.

Spirit | UU World

Generational Wealth

Atena O. Danner

From Spirit
A poem by Atena O. Danner.


Sharing Losses

Atena O. Danner

From WorshipWeb
Loss binds us together undeniably.
Litany of Oops and Ouch

Atena O. Danner

From WorshipWeb
I offer my "Ouch" with hope and trust.

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