Daniela Elza – Surrey Muse

Daniela Elza is an author, poet, editor, mentor, and a creative writing instructor to writers of all ages. She has published five collections of poetry titled the broken boat (2020), the weight of dew (2012), milk tooth bane bone (2013), the book of it (2011), and slow erosions (2020)— a chapbook she wrote in collaboration with poet Arlene Ang. Daniela’s work has won numerous contests, is published internationally, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology multiple times. Daniela’s essays can be found in Riddle Fence, GRAIN, Motherwell, Queen’s Quarterly, About Place Journal and subTerrain. In 2022, her poems were placed second in the Ken Belford Poetry Prize for Social Justice, and Daniela became a founding member of the Place Mattering Matters Collective, that explores the poetry and math of home, and advocates for affordable housing in her community located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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At the March 25, 2023 gathering of Surrey Muse, Daniela will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: saturday-march-25

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