A closeup of Daisy Fried in a gray sweater with a black cat peeking over her shoulder

Creative Writing (BFA)

Daisy Fried has been teaching at UArts for three years. Her interests include poetry and criticism.



Daisy Fried is the author of four books of poetry: The Year the City Emptied, Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again and She Didn’t Mean to Do It. She has been awarded Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew fellowships for her work. Fried is poetry editor for the journal Scoundrel Time; occasionally reviews poetry for the New York Times and elsewhere; is member of the faculty of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers; and lives in Philadelphia.

Visit Daisy Fried’s Poetry Foundation page. 

“Daisy Fried’s poetry is fluid and quicksilver as life seen close up. Here is an original voice: provocative, poignant and often very funny.” – Joyce Carol Oates

Awards & Accolades

  • Fried has won an impressive number of awards.

    • Cohen Award from Ploughshares

    • Guggenheim Fellowship

    • Hodder Fellowship

    • Leeway Foundation Fellowship

    • Pennsylvania Council in the Arts Fellowship

    • Pew Fellowship

    • Poetry Magazine Editors Prize

    • Pushcart Prize

  • Her work has been reviewed in