Author Archives: Ruth Daniell

About Ruth Daniell

Ruth Daniell is a writer and the editor of Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts (Caitlin Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in Arc, CV2, Event, and Grain. Most recently, she was awarded first prize in the 2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest with The New Quarterly. She is currently at work on a collection of poems with the support of a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. She is also the founder and co-host of Swoon, a biannual reading series in Vancouver.

Declarations of Love by the Spring 2017 Swooners

At the Swoon Finale (on May 13, 2017), Sierra and I gave our audience members and authors the chance to participate in a love game. We handed out pieces of paper and invited everyone to write down specific things, people, … Continue reading

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Swoon Spring 2017 – Meet the Authors

Swoon Spring 2017 is forthcoming on May 13, 2017. Check out the swoony details on the authors you’ll be meeting! To RSVP to the evening, check out the event page on Facebook. And for a full history and all bios of … Continue reading

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Swoon Spring 2017 forthcoming on May 13!

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Registering Changes in Desire and the Breath: An Interview with Poet Adrienne Gruber

Swoon founder Ruth Daniell caught up with poet Adrienne Gruber (Fall 2016 Swooner) via email to talk about the challenges of balancing family life with a creative life, the importance of breath, and the allure of desire. And, of course, … Continue reading

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Swoon Fall 2016

Thank you to our amazing writers/performers for a sexy, funny, serious, thought-provoking, love-filled evening. This was perhaps the swooniest Swoon yet (and yes, we always say that. But it’s always true!). The Fall 2016 Swooners (from left to right): Laura … Continue reading

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Swoon Fall 2016 – Meet the Authors

Swoon Fall 2016 is forthcoming on November 5, 2016. Check out the swoony details on the authors you’ll be meeting! To RSVP to the evening, check out the event page on Facebook. And for a full history and all bios of past … Continue reading

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Swoon Fall 2016 forthcoming on November 5!

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