Daniel Ruefman's poetry and prose has appeared widely in literary magazines and journals including Adelaide, Burningword, Temenos, Red Earth Review, Barely South Review, Tonopah Review, FLARE: Flagler Review, SLAB (Sound and Literary Arts Book), and many others.

In 2018, his flash story "The Coal Bucket Cradle" was named as a finalist for the Adelaide Literary Award for short fiction. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Breathe Automatic (2014) and Sleep Bringer (2019), both published by Finishing Line Press. 

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts in English from Slippery Rock University, and a Ph.D. in Composition & Applied Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. When not writing, he teaches the craft as an Associate Professor of English & Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin -- Stout.