Wearing Tiaras: new essay on fairy tales & feminism up on All Lit Up Canada

I’ve got a new essay on fairy tales and feminism up on All Lit Canada. In it I tell all of you to read Amanda Leduc’s excellent book on fairy tales, disability, and making space… and quietly hope you’ll also read my book on fairy tales, contemporary rape culture, love and healing. I also tellContinue reading “Wearing Tiaras: new essay on fairy tales & feminism up on All Lit Up Canada”

The Brightest Thing in Ontario

This is one of my favourite photos taken of me in 2019 (you’d be right to guess that all my other favourites also feature Henry and/or his big sister Rose), and as this decade comes to a close I thought I’d share it. This is me wearing Henry (then 6 months old) onstage the mainContinue reading “The Brightest Thing in Ontario”

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”

New poem published in Word and Colour, September 2017

I’m thrilled to collaborate with Word and Colour once again! My new poem “White Dresses” is now up on the site, in response to visual art by Nicolas V. Sanchez. I feel very lucky to be a contributor to Word and Colour. The journal’s mandate is “to confront oppression or provide positive alternatives to stereotype.” The journal curates pieces of visualContinue reading “New poem published in Word and Colour, September 2017”

Glamato Interview

I was recently back in Vancouver for two weeks to run some teacher training workshops for BASA (the beloved speech arts school where I used to teach and for which I still design curriculum), and while I was back in my old neighbourhood I ate a lot of ice cream, dipped my toes in theContinue reading “Glamato Interview”

Interview about Boobs anthology on CBC Radio One

I had the opportunity to talk to Candy on her CBC Radio One program, The Candy Palmater Show, on Wednesday (July 13, 2016). I had a blast! If you didn’t catch it on air, you can listen to it from the CBC website! My thanks to everyone at CBC for their interest, and for allContinue reading “Interview about Boobs anthology on CBC Radio One”

24th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

In honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, The Tyee has a post up called “Verse for Hurt Women, Known and Still Hidden.” In the article, Fiona Tinwei Lam reminds us of the targeted killing of 14 women engineering students at Montreal’s École Polytechnique in 1989, and further reminds usContinue reading “24th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women”