Stevie Daniels

Stevie O. Daniels is a writer, editor, and horticulturist. Her experiences as a writer and as a gardener and botanist have merged in her poetry and much of her published work. She is the author of The Wild Lawn Handbook: Alternatives to the Traditional Front Lawn (Macmillan) and editor/author of Easy Lawns (Brooklyn Botanic Garden). Her poems have been published in the Cairn and the Marquis, and by Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

Her career has included serving as executive editor of Organic Gardening, a partner in an organic farm in Vermont, and director of communications for Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. Currently an editor for FHI 360 in Durham, N.C., she was previously an assistant horticulturist at Juniper Level Botanic Garden/Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, N.C.

Daniels holds a B.A. in English from St. Andrews University and a B.S. in horticulture from the University of Georgia.

For her work as a writer, she received the Ethel Fortner Writer in the Community Award and, as an editor, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Bronze Medal for Lafayette Alumni News. She received the Garden Writers Association National Award for Best General Gardening Book for Wild Lawn Handbook.


  • A Soul National Poetry Press 1971, The Mind Asks Cairn 1971-72,  We Can Talk SEUS: An International Poetry Monthly September 1972 You Didn’t Ask Shoes, Midnight Café Cairn 1973-74, The Game Starweb Paper (Black Mountain Issue, No. 4) 1974 More than Armed Deliverance, White Riff Apparition Marquis 2013 (Lafayette College literary magazine), A Beech Hollow Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve 2013 (poetry contest chapbook)

Participation at the 2019 West End Poetry Festival

  • Curated open mic | Thursday, October 17 | 6:30 pm | Cats Cradle Back Room

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.