“Corpse Flower” by Ruth Daniell this week’s Tuesday poem

I’ve got a new, never-before-seen poem (from my working manuscript) now up on the DUSIE blog as this week’s Tuesday poem. It’s called “Corpse Flower” and it’s about, among other things, life and death and parenthood and “Uncle Fester,” who bloomed last summer at Vancouver’s Bloedel Conservatory. Please feel free to have a read andContinue reading ““Corpse Flower” by Ruth Daniell this week’s Tuesday poem”

My new baby (#2)

I’ve been mostly offline lately, once again, because–ta da!–my husband and I welcomed our second child into the world. We’ve named him Henry and we are absolutely over-the-moon in love. The little-big guy arrived safely on the last day of April and we are so thrilled to have a happy, healthy family of four. We’reContinue reading “My new baby (#2)”

Poem featured on Poetry Daily

My poem “Schloss Steinau, Hesse, Germany,” originally published in Room and from my book The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press, 2019) is today’s featured poem on Poetry Daily. Go check it out!

Ruth Daniell featured as part of Poetry Grrrowl on All Lit Up Canada

In this new interview, some kind people at refer to me as “rad” (!) and let me talk about my love of poetry and fairy tales. And one of the poems I’m most proud of from my book The Brightest Thing is included in this feature on All Lit Up Canada–the first time that “Fitcher’sContinue reading “Ruth Daniell featured as part of Poetry Grrrowl on All Lit Up Canada”

The art of writing with Ruth Daniell and talking about strawberries all the time

Oh, you know me, someone asks me about my writing and I respond by asking really easy questions like, “how do we love each other, and love each other well, in a world that’s damaged?” Thanks to Malcolm Curtis of talking about strawberries all the time for taking the time out of his strawberry timeContinue reading “The art of writing with Ruth Daniell and talking about strawberries all the time”

Ruth Daniell featured in Writer’s Block on All Lit Up Canada

I sat down and answered some questions for the kind folks over at All Lit Up Canada for their Writer’s Block column. If you’re curious about why I wrote The Brightest Thing, what my next book is going to be about, what advice I have for other writers, or what kind of adorable novelty drawerContinue reading “Ruth Daniell featured in Writer’s Block on All Lit Up Canada”

Ruth Daniell featured reader at forthcoming Victoria-based reading series, Planet Earth Poetry, March 22

This is a reminder to all my Victoria-based friends and fellow poetry lovers that I’m reading at Planet Earth Poetry this coming Friday, March 22. I’m especially pleased to be reading at Planet Earth Poetry because this long-standing reading series was the very same one that I regularly attended once upon a time when IContinue reading “Ruth Daniell featured reader at forthcoming Victoria-based reading series, Planet Earth Poetry, March 22”

Ruth Daniell in Vancouver March 2019 for launch of The Brightest Thing and the Growing Room Festival

Hi, friends! Just a reminder that I’m going to be in Vancouver all this week, ready to talk poetry, process, fairy tales, feminism, and the joys and pitfalls of searching for happily ever after. On March 14, I’m throwing the Vancouver launch of The Brightest Thing, and I’m super excited about this event: Vancouver isContinue reading “Ruth Daniell in Vancouver March 2019 for launch of The Brightest Thing and the Growing Room Festival”

Edmonton launch March 3, 2019 of The Brightest Thing was full of intelligent conversation about fairy tales and feminism

On Sunday, March 3, I had the pleasure of doing the Edmonton launch of The Brightest Thing. We had a wonderful, intimate conversation about fairy tales, fictional and real-life horrors, love, and what feminism and “strong female characters” mean today. My thanks to everyone who braved the cold to join us for a cozy SundayContinue reading “Edmonton launch March 3, 2019 of The Brightest Thing was full of intelligent conversation about fairy tales and feminism”

The Brightest Thing book launch February 27, 2019 in Prince George was a magical time

I had a great hometown turn-out for The Brightest Thing launch. I will always love Prince George–it’s where I grew up, and it has proper, snowy winters–and it was very special that my first public reading of this book was in the city where everything started for me. The book launch itself was held onContinue reading “The Brightest Thing book launch February 27, 2019 in Prince George was a magical time”