Daisy Fried

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Daisy Fried (born 1967, Ithaca, New York) is an American poet.[1]


Fried graduated from Swarthmore College in 1989.[2]

Her work has appeared in The London Review of Books,The Nation,[3] Poetry, The New Republic,[4] American Poetry Review, Antioch Review,[5] Threepenny Review,[6] Triquarterly.[7]

She teaches creative writing in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, and has taught creative writing as the Grace Hazard Conkling Poet-in-Residence at Smith College,[8] at Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, Villanova University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, the low-residency MFA program at Warren Wilson College and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She has written prose about poetry for Poetry,[9] The New York Times[10] and The Threepenny Review[11] and has been a blogger for Harriet, the blog of the Poetry Foundation.

She lives with her husband, Jim Quinn, a writer[12][13][14] (not the radio talk show host), and their daughter, in Philadelphia.[15]


  • 2009 Poetry magazine Editor's Prize for best feature article in the past year for "Sing God-Awful Muse"
  • 2007 Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Awards for My Brother is Getting Arrested Again
  • 2006 Guggenheim Fellow
  • 2004 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University
  • 1999 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, for She Didn't Mean to Do It
  • 1998 Pew Fellowships in the Arts
  • Cohen Award from Ploughshares
  • Pushcart Prize
  • Pennsylvania Council in the Arts Fellowship



  • Women's Poetry: Poems and Advice. University of Pittsburgh Press. 2013. ISBN 978-0-8229-6238-0.
  • My Brother is Getting Arrested Again. University of Pittsburgh Press. 2006. ISBN 978-0-8229-5919-9.
  • She Didn't Mean to Do It. University of Pittsburgh Press. 2000. ISBN 0-8229-5738-8.

Poems Online


  • Billy Collins, ed. (2003). Poetry 180: a turning back to poetry. Random House Trade Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-8129-6887-3.
  • Ed Ochester, ed. (2007). American poetry now: Pitt poetry series anthology. University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 978-0-8229-4310-5.
  • Sheila Coghill, Thom Tammaro, eds. (2003). Visiting Walt: poems inspired by the life & work of Walt Whitman. University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-0-87745-854-8.



  1. ^ "Biography of Daisy Fried". American Poems - Your Poetry Site. Gunnar Bengtsson. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  2. ^ "Margaret Daisy Fried". Philadelphia Project. WHYY. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  3. ^ "Women's Poetry - Daisy Fried". Books & the Arts. The Nation. June 22, 2009. Retrieved 2014-06-28. (Subscription required (help)).
  4. ^ Fried, Daisy (August 13, 2008). "Midnight Feeding". The New Republic. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  5. ^ "All Fiction Issue: The Bridge Playing Ladies". THE ANTIOCH REVIEW. Antioch College. Winter 2003. Archived from the original on 2014-06-29. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  6. ^ Fried, Daisy (Spring 2007). "Stolen Vehicle Discovered at the Junkyard". The Three Penny Review. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  7. ^ Fried, Daisy (January 1, 2005). "Jubilate south Philly: city fourteen.(Poem)". HighBeam Research. Cengage Learning. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  8. ^ "Daisy Fried". *Poetry Center and Smith College. Smith College. Fall 2005. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090109134845/http://poetrymagazine.org/webexclusive/essay_fried.html. Archived from the original on January 9, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Fried, Daisy (July 13, 2008). "Verse Cities". Sunday Book Review. The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  11. ^ Fried, Daisy (Summer 2002). "Hard-Won Innocence, Alice Neel, an exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 18–April 15, 2001". The Three Penny Review. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  12. ^ Quinn, Jim (2004). Shoot Me Like an Irish Soldier. Pudding House Publications. ISBN 978-1-58998-272-7.
  13. ^ Quinn, Jim (August 14–21, 1997). "Phillyspeak". (Philadelphia) CityPaper. Archived from the original on 2015-07-21. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  14. ^ "Quinn". Creative Writing Alumni. Temple University College of Liberal Arts. Archived from the original on 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  15. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110715101740/http://www.poetrymagazine.com/archives/2006/Spr006/Features/dfried.html. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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