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”

New work in new Spring 2017 issue of Grain Magazine

I’ve got two new poems in the newest issue of¬†Grain: “Folk Tale Type 425C” and “On Learning a Girlfriend Started Cutting Again.” In very different ways, both poems explore the way that love, even good love, can fail to meet our expectations of “happily ever after.” Both of these poems happen to be particularly dearContinue reading “New work in new Spring 2017 issue of Grain Magazine”

Two Poems in Event Magazine Issue 45/2

EVENT 45/2 is now out and the issue contains two of my poems. Check it out! “Waiting for Spring, or Something” is a poem about depressingly rainy¬†winters, faith, doubt, teaching children, and the nature of happiness on earth. “Love and Paradise Lost” is about angels and sex. Both poems are from my working manuscript aboutContinue reading “Two Poems in Event Magazine Issue 45/2”