About Daniel

Daniel Gustafsson was born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, in 1983. He now lives in York but returns often to the lakes and runic landscapes of Södermanland. A bi-lingual poet, he is as inspired by the links between his native and adoptive shores as by the particular beauties of each.

Daniel received a PhD in Philosophy from the University of York in 2015. Teaching for a living, in his spare time he enjoys walking, wild swimming, and the patient art of tea-drinking.

He is available for readings and talks.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PoetGustafsson

Email: dg.philokalia@gmail.com



December 31st: The latest volume of the Temenos Academy Review includes my ‘Puddles’.

December 30th: Derek Turner’s review of Sunken Island: https://brazen-head.org/2022/12/30/parnassus-and-patria/

December: New poems appear in two new volumes by Black Bough Poetry: Sun-Tipped Pillars of our Hearts and Christmas-Winter Volume III.

November 4th: I have four short poems in the new issue of Pennine Platform (NO 92).

September 19th: I have a poem in the new anthology, An Outcast Age, published by Little Gidding Press: https://www.amazon.com/Outcast-Age-Clinton-Collister/dp/B0BF361WBV/ref=sr_1_2?crid=PP266NMK4GAO&keywords=clinton+collister&qid=1663420678&sprefix=clinton+colliste%2Caps%2C88&sr=8-2

August 24th: New interview with The Broken Spine: https://thebrokenspine.co.uk/2022/08/24/broken-asides-with-daniel-gustafsson/

August 4th: I have 11 poems in the new Sunken Island: An Anthology of British Poetry published by Bournbrook Press:  https://www.bournbrookmag.com/books/p/sunken-island-an-anthology-of-british-poetry-2022-pre-order

June 22nd: Recital with Rahul Gupta at St Crux Parish Hall, York, at 8:00pm

April 22nd: Two new poems in Grand Little Things: https://grand-little-things.com/2022/04/22/two-poems-by-daniel-gustafsson/

March 22nd: New article, reflecting on poetry as theology, for the Orthodox Arts Journal: https://orthodoxartsjournal.org/poetry-as-theology-reflections-on-ephrem-the-syrian-and-richard-wilbur/

March 11th: Three new poems in The Brazen Head: https://brazen-head.org/2022/03/10/heresy-catacombs-birch-poems-by-daniel-gustafsson/

January 26th: Reading to the York Anglo-Scandinavian Society, The University of York.


December 18th: Reading at Clitheroe Castle with the Northern Poets Society.

October 1st: ‘Flood’ included (and highly commended) in the Fare Forward poetry issue: http://farefwd.com/index.php/2021/09/30/opening-remarks-7/

September 29th: ‘Kites’ flying high at Amethyst Review: https://amethystmagazine.org/2021/09/29/kites-a-poem-by-daniel-gustafsson/

September 7th: ‘Creed’ appears in Ekstasis: https://www.ekstasismagazine.com/poetry/2021/9/3/creed

July 22nd: Launch of NCLA’s ‘New Defences of Poetry’ project, which contains my essay “Warblers and World-smiths”: http://newdefences.nclacommunity.org/

May 14th: ‘The Fox’ appears in the inaugural issue of The York Journal.

May 10th: Q&A with The York Journal available here: https://www.theyorkjournal.com/the-yj-blog/writerqandadanielgustafsson

May 7th: My poem ‘In Medias Res’ is included in the Eastertide issue of Trinity House Review: https://trinityhousedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/thr_easter.pdf

February 28th: ‘Haven’ available now at The North American Anglican: https://northamanglican.com/haven/

February 22nd: Three new poems appear in The Brazen Head: https://brazen-head.org/2021/02/22/beacons-brands-the-loki-stone/


December 31st: The final letter to Sweden: https://www.popularpoesi.se/daniel-gustafsson-pps-huspoet-2020/

December 21st: ‘Any Given Dale’ appears in the the second issue of The Broken Spine Artist Collective. Zoom launch tonight.

December 1st: The penultimate letter: https://www.popularpoesi.se/daniel-gustafsson-pps-huspoet-2020/

November 6th: A brief essay, a translation of Jones, and an original sequence included in the new number of Populär Poesi (#46) on the theme of religious and poetic mysticism.

October 30th: How many more must fall? The eighth letter: https://www.popularpoesi.se/daniel-gustafsson-pps-huspoet-2020/

October 17th: My first poetic contribution to the Poets’ Corner of The North American Anglican: https://northamanglican.com/sunken-island/

October 6th: An autumnal letter to Sweden: https://www.popularpoesi.se/daniel-gustafsson-pps-huspoet-2020/

September 6th: The inaugural issue of 192 Magazine, containing my ‘Riverside’, is live now: https://poetsdirectory.co.uk/192

August 31st: The sixth letter: https://www.popularpoesi.se/daniel-gustafsson-pps-huspoet-2020/

July 31st: The fifth letter to Sweden: https://www.popularpoesi.se/daniel-gustafsson-pps-huspoet-2020/

July 17th: Launch of Black Bough Poetry’s “Deep Time: Volume 1”, containing my poem ‘Boulby’. A haunting playlist available here: https://soundcloud.com/stuartrawlinson/sets/black-bough-poetry-deep-time

July 6th: Another nice review of Fordings: https://www.sphinxreview.co.uk/index.php?start=4

June 30th: The latest letter, in a time of toppled statues: https://www.popularpoesi.se/daniel-gustafsson-pps-huspoet-2020/

June 27th: A generous review of Fordingshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54293609-fordings#other_reviews

June 22nd: A perceptive review of Fordings: https://ellipticalmovements.wordpress.com/2020/06/22/recent-reading-june-2020-a-review/

June 1st: The third letter to Sweden: https://www.popularpoesi.se/daniel-gustafsson-pps-huspoet-2020/

April 28th: A new letter to Sweden published: https://www.popularpoesi.se/daniel-gustafsson-pps-huspoet-2020/

April 1st: New essay, ‘Oikophilia: politics and poetics’, published by British Intelligence: https://www.british-intelligence.co.uk/copy-of-articles-model-3

March 31st: I am Populär Poesi’s ‘huspoet’ for 2020. My first poetic letter to Sweden is published now: https://www.popularpoesi.se/daniel-gustafsson-pps-huspoet-2020/

January 24th: My new pamphlet, Fordings, now available for pre-orders!



November 1st: ‘Cargo’ published in Pennine Platform (Issue 86)

October 1st: ‘The Buried Ship’ published in The Lake: http://www.thelakepoetry.co.uk/poetry/daniel-gufstafsson/

September 6th: Essay on ‘The Power of Poetry’ published by The Poetry Question: https://thepoetryquestion.com/2019/09/06/power-of-poetry-60-daniel-gustafsson/

July 5th: Reading and Panel discussion for Populär Poesi, At the Fringe, Tranås, Sweden

May 8th: Reading at the launch of Eborakon (Volume 2: Issue 2), York

April 13th: Reading at the launch of Marble (Issue 4), Cardiff

March 16th: Reading with Rahul Gupta as “Two Jorvik Poets” at the York Literature Festival, York.

February 21st: Reading in The Recital Room, Bootham School, York.