Poem included in Poetry in Voice anthology

I grew up performing other writers’ work in speech arts festivals, nursing the hope that one day I would be a published writer like those whose work I knew by heart. It means so much to know that today there are young performers who are performing my poetry. Truly, one of the things I’m mostContinue reading “Poem included in Poetry in Voice anthology”

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”

Ruth Daniell to perform in Words Aloud Festival in Durham, Ontario November 2

I’m very pleased to say this BC-based poet is finally making it all the way to Ontario, and it’s for the Words Aloud Festival based in Durham. If you’re nearby, I do hope to see you there. I’ll be performing work from my book The Brightest Thing and travelling with my newest (won’t-take-a-bottle) baby. I’llContinue reading “Ruth Daniell to perform in Words Aloud Festival in Durham, Ontario November 2”

“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!

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 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”

Read Local BC says: Snuggle up with a good book this Valentine’s Day

Oh, how lovely—my book, The Brightest Thing (available for purchase now!), gets a generous shout-out this week by Read Local BC as one of their recommended reads. Be sure to check out their recommended books; many of them were already on my “to read” list! The Brightest Thing is definitely appropriate reading for Valentine’s DayContinue reading “Read Local BC says: Snuggle up with a good book this Valentine’s Day”

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”