Daniel Ruiz

Daniel Ruiz

Ph.D. Candidate

What I do

My main research interests include: the New York School of Poetry; the international avant-garde; literary friendship; translation (Spanish & French); critical theory & philosophy; art history; poetics, and more!

Professional Biography

Daniel Ruiz is a poet and translator born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico and raised in Orlando, Florida. His first collection of poetry, Reality Checkmate, will be published by Four Way Books in Spring 2025. He earned his M.F.A. from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin and his B.A. in Creative Writing and Spanish from Florida State University. In 2016, he was a Fulbright Fellow to Valparaiso, Chile, where he worked with students on literary translation at Playa Ancha University. His poems can be found in POETRY, Bennington Review, New Letters, Missouri Review, Interim, River Styx, and elsewhere. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English & Literary Arts at the University of Denver.