The Brightest Thing reviewed in The Ormsby Review

My book, The Brightest Thing, gets a lovely review by Myshara Herbert-McMyn of The Ormsby Review. You can follow the link to read the entire review.

“By using the princess’s silenced voices, Daniell gives the nameless young woman a voice more powerful than the suffocating prince in the tales … She also shows us the mind of a survivor: someone who found herself in the throats of all of those princesses and saved their voices, too, when she clawed her way out. This beautiful collection shows both fragility and resilience in the face of trauma. It tells a story about both sides of real love – not fairy tale love – through the young woman’s reality: the dark, lying excuse and the safe, comforting embrace.”

I’m humbled by the care and attention that this reader gave my work. And I love the old postage stamps illustrating fairy tales with which they accompanied the review, too. Check them out!

Published by Ruth Daniell

Ruth Daniell is a speech arts teacher, a book editor, and an award-winning writer. Her first full-length collection of poems is The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press, 2019). She lives in Kelowna, BC, where is at work on her second collection of poems.

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