Daisy Fried is a 1998 Pew Fellow in poetry. Her poems have been published in American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Colorado Review, Cream City Review, Florida Review, Mississippi Mud, New York Quarterly, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pemmican, Santa Barbara Review, Seattle Review, Small Pond Review, Threepenny Review and elsewhere.
She has done poetry readings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania's Writer's House, Big House Theater's Last Monday Performance Series, Robin's Bookstore, New York City's Cornelia Street Cafe and elsewhere.
She is currently developing a proposal with sculptor Phoebe Adams for a public artwork integrating forms and text as part of the Fairmount Park Art Association's New Land-Marks program.
Her journalism has appeared in Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, City Paper and Phila. Weekly. She won first prize in the Pennsylvania Bar Association's 1997 William A. Schnader Print Media Awards, for "Legal Freeze," a story published in Phila. Weekly about the effects of the dismantling of federal and state legal aid programs on Philadelphia's poor.
Her 1989 B.A. in English Literature is from Swarthmore College.