Dani couture

Dani Couture. Courtesy University of British Columbia.

Danielle Couture (born November 15, 1978) is a Canadian poet and novelist.[1]


Couture was born on Downsview military base, Toronto, to a francophone father and an anglophone mother, both of whom were enlisted in the Canadian Forces.

She began writing poetry in high school.[2]

She earned a B.A. at the University of Windsor.[3]

She has lived in 10 cities, including North Bay, Vancouver, Windsor, and Taichung, Taiwan. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Couture's poetry, essays, reviews and interviews have been published in various literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Taddle Creek, The Fiddlehead, Arc and Canadian Poems for Canadian Kids (2005).

She identifies as queer.[2]


In 2011, Couture's 2nd book of poetry, Sweet, won the ReLit Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English. Also in 2011, she received an Honour of Distinction from the Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Grant.[1]



  • Midnight Grocery. Thornhill, ON: Believe Your Own Press, 2004.
  • Good Meat: Poems. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2006.
  • Sweet: Poems. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2010.
  • Yaw. Toronto: Mansfield Press, 2014.
  • Black Sea Nettle Anstruther Press, 2016.[4]


  • Algoma. Halifax, NS: Invisible Publishing, 2011.
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Union Station

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[5]

See also Edit



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Weather, loss and grief: a true Canadian novel". Xtra!, December 8, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Interview with queer Toronto poet Dani Couture, Black Coffee Poet, December 17, 2010. Wordpress, Web, Apr. 3, 2017.
  3. Couture, Dani, Representative Poetry Online, University of Toronto. Web, Apr. 3, 2017.
  4. Black Sea Nettle (poetry chapbook, 2016, Dani Couture. Web, Apr. 3, 2017.
  5. Search results = au:Dani Couture, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Apr. 3, 2017.

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