As an editor I love working with creatives on their projects and every year I take on a limited amount of freelance work editing and crafting poetry collections, novellas and short novels. If you would like to work with me on an upcoming project, please contact me at – I have a long list of very happy former clients who can attest I will commit to your work with enthusiasm, consideration and a desire to help you create the very best book. Because I work full time in my main career as a Psychotherapist, this is strictly on an individual ‘by-case’ basis and I only take on a few clients every quarter.


Candice Louisa Daquin is of Sephardi French/Egyptian descent. Born in Europe, Daquin worked as Director of Publishing for The American Embassy/Chamber of Commerce, before immigrating to the America to study and become a Psychotherapist, where she has continued writing and editing whilst practicing as a therapist. Daquin has worked at Jewish Community Centers and Rape Crisis Centers both in Texas and Ontario, Canada. Her area of specialization is adults sexually abused as children. Prior to publishing her own poetry collections, Daquin regularly wrote for the poetry periodicals Rattle and The Northern Poetry Review. Daquin is currently Senior Editor at Indie Blu(e) Publishing, Editorial Consultant for BlackBird Press, Writer-in-Residence for Borderless Journal, Poetry/Art Editor for The Pine Cone Review, Poetry Editor for Parcham literary magazine and regular editor and contributor to several others.

Daquin’s poetic work takes its form from the confessional women poets of the 19th and 20th century as well as queer authors writing from the 1950’s onward. Her career(s) teaching critical thinking and practicing as a psychotherapist have heavily influenced her work, with explored key themes including, sexual-dysfunction, sexual-abuse, parental-relationships, mental illness and queer-identity. Daquin’s work is also significantly imprinted by Audre Lorde, Françoise Sagan, Angela Carter, activist Egyptian physician Nawal El Saadawi, Navdanya seed bank creator/campaigner Vandana Shiva, Pablo Neruda, Israeli PM Golda Mier, Toni Morrison and feminist philosophers bell hooks, Hélène Cixous and Luce Irigaray.

As a queer woman of mixed parentage and passionate feminist beliefs concerning equality, Daquin’s poetry is her body of evidence. 

Published in:

Rattle, The Blue Mountain Review, SoFloPojo Poetry Review, Indiana Voice Journal, Out in SA, Out Loud (LGBTQ Literary Art), North of Oxford, USAWA Literary Review, CounterPunch, WomensWeb, Whisper & the Roar, Borderless Journal, SETU magazine, Ditch Poetry, Green Lion Journal, Counter Currents, Dissident Voice, Four Windows Press, Sudden Denouement, TaintTaintTaint Magazine, Sundress blog,, Heretics Lovers & Madmen,  Rio Grande Valley Boundless, Sweety Cat Press, Poets For Peace, Go Dog Go Cafe, Book Smugglers Den, Trivia Voices of Feminism, Hijacked Amygdala, The Whisper & The Roar, Poets House Showcase Exhibition, Alien Buddha Press, Indolent Books, Voices de la Luna literary journal, Memory House, to name a few.

Poetry Editor/Co-Editor of:  

The New Condemned: Contemporary Albanian Poetry in English (with Dustin Pickering) (2022)

The Gift of Mercy, Annette Kalandros (2022)

We Are Not Okay: Elegy for a broken America, Christian Livermore (2022)

Hospital Poems, Nancy Dunlop (2022)

Woman with Three Elbows, Rachael Ikins (2022)

Relative Traumas, Nadia Garofino (2022)

Girl on a Swing, D. B. Wright (2022)

Euphoria in Blue, Tara Caribou (2022)

Some Things Never Sleep, Zinia Mitra

But You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors and other Superheroes Battling Invisible Illness

Through The Looking Glass: Reflecting on Madness and Chaos Within

The Kali Project: Invoking the Goddess Within / Indian Women’s Voices
As the World Burns: Writers and Artists Reflect on a World Gone Mad
Crimson Skins, Devika Mathur
Flowers on the Wall, Kristiana Reed
SMITTEN This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women
Luminarium, Maria Gianna Lannucci
Dead’s Have (Olivia & Hale, Book 3) Nicolas Gagnier
We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art

Own Poetry Collections:

A Jar for the Jarring (STPG Press / republished by Palpitate Press)
The Bright Day Has Gone Child and You Are in for the Dark (chapbook)
Illusions of Existing (chapbook)
Sit in Fever (chapbook)
Pinch the Lock (Finishing Line Press)
Tainted by the Same Counterfeit (Finishing Line Press)


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