ro x daniels is an emerging poet and artist based in sheffield. they completed a master’s degree in creative writing at cambridge university, for which they submitted a memoir-in-graphics which explores nonbinary identification in a hostile world.

they work in a library and an independent bookshop, and translate from czech and russian into english.

Everything Body — work in progress

i’m seeking representation for my upcoming graphic novel everything body. here’s my elevator pitch:

My work-in-progress, ‘Everything Body’, is a series of meditations on corporeal embodiment and physicality presented in graphic form. It explores life as a non-binary soul in a female body – and whether that analogy holds water at all. The work occupies the darkest part of a Venn diagram comparing memoir, essay, and comix.

agents & those adjacent to agents — make yourself known.

spring22

Hot Pink

a poem about my wonderful grandma appeared in issue 11 of lucent dreaming (WHERE DREAMS FOLLOW YOU).

lucent dreaming is an amazing journal which curates only the best surreal, weird-ass lit and art.

my poem is available here with fucked formatting; if you want to see it in its glory, get the print issue here.

Enby

part of my short story, ‘enby’, was picked up by hotel amerika for their 20-year edition. it’s an honour to have my work in print, especially in such a fantastic magazine.

the edition is buyable here for seventeen dollars US — a steal almost 200 pages of work.

winter22

may21

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)

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dec20

Ro’s Complaint

just a bit of fun

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