Daniel Goodwin is an award-winning poet and novelist. Born in Montreal in 1970, he grew up in a literary and artistic household. After a misspent youth writing poetry, Daniel earned a BA in Political Science from McGill followed by an MA in English Literature at Concordia and a BEd from the University of New Brunswick. In his mid-twenties he ran away to the East Coast to join an oil company, working as a journalist and teacher along the way.
While building a career in the energy industry, Daniel continued to write poems and publish them in literary magazines, including Literary Review of Canada, The New Brunswick Reader, The Dalhousie Review, The Antigonish Review, and CV2. He has also written opinion pieces and essays for The Globe and Mail, Telegraph-Journal, Calgary Herald, Hill Times, and iPolitics.
His first novel, Sons and Fathers, is about male friendships but also the ways we use language to relate to each other, set against a backdrop of politics, journalism, and spin (Linda Leith Publishing, 2014). His first collection of poems, Catullus’s Soldiers, was released by Cormorant Books in 2015 and received the 2016 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature in Poetry. His second novel, The Art of Being Lewis, is forthcoming with Cormorant Books in December 2018.
He lives in Ottawa with his wife Kara and their three children.