In this new decade, as in any other, love makes sense

Heading into a new decade, I’m looking back, & looking forward. Time passes so quickly. It was only yesterday I was a child playing make believe with my brother. Today my 8-month-old son pulled himself to standing for the first time, & my 2-year-old daughter announced, loudly, at dinner, “I’m a sweetheart!” Happy New Year,Continue reading “In this new decade, as in any other, love makes sense”

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 theContinue reading “The Brightest Thing reviewed in The Ormsby Review”

Ruth Daniell interviewed by Rob Taylor for Read Local BC

I’m (re-)posting this interview that Rob Taylor did with me at the end of April as part of National Poetry Month. It was published with Read Local BC, but I must confess that I did not do much to spread the word about it at the time–because it was published the day that Henry wasContinue reading “Ruth Daniell interviewed by Rob Taylor for Read Local BC”

“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”

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 coming to Prince George to launch debut poetry collection The Brightest Thing, February 27

Prince George! My beloved hometown! I’m coming to YOU to share my book, The Brightest Thing. Please come and celebrate with me next Wednesday, February 27, 7pm, at Cafe Voltaire. Everyone is welcome–please bring your family and friends, and spread the word! I’m looking forward to saying hi to so many of you! Here’s theContinue reading “Ruth Daniell coming to Prince George to launch debut poetry collection The Brightest Thing, February 27”

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival forthcoming March 2019 in Vancouver

I’m pleased to officially announce that I’ll be a panelist/workshop leader/performer at Growing Room 2019! I’ll be sharing work from my new poetry book, The Brightest Thing, out very soon with Caitlin Press. Growing Room is an awesome festival and this year’s events are going to be particularly wonderful. Room Magazine has put together an amazing lineup andContinue reading “Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival forthcoming March 2019 in Vancouver”

Two New Poems in Talking about Strawberries All the Time

I have two new poems up in the inaugural issue of Talking About Strawberries All the Time. Have a read, if you like! The poems, “Today I can’t be sad” and “August 27:” are from my current working manuscript (entitled Dear bird,). My thanks to editor Malcom Curtis for the publication. Keep watching for updates about myContinue reading “Two New Poems in Talking about Strawberries All the Time”

The Brightest Thing forthcoming early 2019 with Caitlin Press

  I’m excited to announce that my first book of poetry, The Brightest Thing, is forthcoming early next year with Caitlin Press (and it has a beautiful fairy tale cover)! Read all about it on the publisher’s online catalogue. And stay tuned for launch party details–I can’t wait to share this book with you!

GUSH anthology forthcoming from Frontenac House

Check it out! Gush, an anthology about menstruation forthcoming from Frontenac House, is soon to be released! I’m thrilled to be a contributor.