Daisy Fried wearing a black shirt with white stitching and standing in front of a slate colored background

Creative Writing (BFA)

Daisy Fried teaches in the Creative Writing program at UArts. 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. Fried is an occasional poetry critic for the New York Times, Poetry Foundation, and elsewhere, and poetry editor for the journal Scoundrel Time. She lives in Philadelphia.


Daisy Fried is a core faculty member for the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina.

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