Ruth Daniell is an award-winning Canadian writer and the editor of Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts (Caitlin Press, 2016). Her poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals across North America and elsewhere, including Arc Poetry Magazine, Grain, Room Magazine, Qwerty, Canthius, The Antigonish Review, and Contemporary Verse 2. She was awarded first prize in the 2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest with The New Quarterly and is a recent recipient of a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. She is currently working on a new collection of poems about birds. She lives with her family in Kelowna, BC.
Daniell holds a BA (Honours) in English literature and writing from the University of Victoria and an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. She also holds two diplomas in speech arts performance—her ATCL from Trinity College London and her ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She teaches speech arts performance and creative writing for children, youth, and adults, and designs curriculum for other speech arts educators. Daniell is also the founder and organizer of a literary reading series in Vancouver called Swoon, which ran from 2013-2017 and focused on discovering new and innovative work about love and desire.
A complete list of Daniell’s publication history and honours can be found here.
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Author photo by James Daniell.