ro daniels is a student of creative writing at cambridge university. their main focus is poetry, with a particular interest in conceptual and visual work. they translate from russian and czech into english, and also work in an independent bookshop in sheffield.


Portrait of a Photograph

chuffed that ‘portrait of a photograph’ has appeared in issue two of cobra milk. it’s a picture of friend Thom’s face but what if instead of lines it was words.

my poem is on page 18, and my bio is on page 117. the other pieces in this issue are spectacular and well worth a browse !

hosted at Cobra Milk // Issue 02 // Spring 2021

Number 5

cycle of poems exploring how it feels to be a foreigner, trolleybuses, and how cold it can get in winter. don’t worry if you can’t read russian — that’s part of the charm !

the structure was made by whiting out words from “Московия в представлении иностранцев XVI-XVII в.” & leaving the punctuation & a few of the words in black.

hosted at Ninth Letter (winter 2021 web edition)



Ro’s Complaint

just a bit of fun

hosted at Bureau of Complaint, brilliantly curated by the remarkable LJ Pemberton.