Dan Musgrave was raised by animals in rural Kansas. Currently, he is one of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s initial cohort of Literary Fellows. He is both a writer and photographer and his work most commonly focuses on the intersections of the human and animal world. He writes short stories and essays, and is forever working on a novel inspired by his work with captive apes.
He holds an MFA from the University of Missouri- St Louis and an MA in Biological Anthropology from Iowa State University. For nearly seven years, he did linguistic, cognitive, and behavioral research with captive bonobos while they trained him in the art of being a better person.
He is a registered member of the Osage Nation, and an alum of Grinnell College and the Odyssey Writing Workshop.