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Ruth Daigon Edit Profile

also known as Ruth Popeski

Editor , poet

Ruth Daigon is a Canadian lyric soprano poet and editor.


Ruth Daigon was born on March 3, 1923 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in the family of Nathan and Rose (Levin) Popeski. They came to the United States in 1947.


In 1943 Ruth received Bachelor of Arts at University of Manitoba, and then she earned a diploma in Music at Royal Conservatory of Toronto in 1946.


She spent four years as a concert soprano in Toronto. After that she moved to Vancouver where she spent two years singing at weddings, funerals, bar mitzahs, musical comedy, had her own weekly radio show, sang with the various Canadian Symphony Orchestras and toured Canada with an opera quartet.

In the early 1950's she came in contact with Noah Greenberg's New York Pro Musica and became a soprano soloist with them. She was one of the six initial members of Primavera Singers, a vocal group of Pro Musica. She enjoyed a successful career as a concert soprano, touring throughout Canada, Alaska and The Yukon. She was a soloist with major Canadian symphonies and appeared on weekly sponsored programs from The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as guest appearances on radio, TV and the concert and college circuit. She recorded for Columbia Records, sang at Dylan Thomas' funeral and collaborated with the poet W.H. Auden to record Renaissance poetry and music. She made regular appearances on CBS’s Camera Three and toured throughout the USA in concerts and recitals.

She began to write poetry in the late 1960's. Until 1996, shelived in Chaplin, Connecticut, where she also edited and published Poets on:, a poetry magazine. Ruth Daigon’s poetry has been published in the USA in several anthologies and little magazines, including the De Kalb Literary Art Journal Anthology, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, and Poetry Now. Ruth’s poetry has appeared in over 900 major poetry journals, as well as many anthologies over the years. She has toured throughout the USA, Canada, England and Israel in readings and workshops. She was the Poet-In-Residence at Wavertree Arts Colony, Ossabaw Arts Colony, and Fellow at ant the Virginia Center For The Arts.


  • Ruth is famous for her books "Learning Not To Kill You", "Put It in Writing", "On My Side of the Bed", and "A Portable Past."


  • PEN

  • Poetry Society of America

  • Poets and Writers

  • Academy of American Poets


  • Other Interests

    concerts and theatre, swimming, hiking, dancing.


On April 11, 1952 she married an English professor Arthur Daigon, with whom she has two children, Tom and Glenn.

Nathan Popeski - Carpenter

Rose (Levin) Popeski - homemaker

Arthur Daigon

Tom Daigon

Glenn Daigon