Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Daniel Bezalel Richardsen is a public servant at the Department of Finance Canada and a reservist with the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Carleton. Daniel is the founder and former editor of Foment, the literary journal of the Ottawa International Writers Festival as well as the festival's Reviews blog. Daniel is an alumnus of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers and a past Prize Advisor to The Ross and Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing. His work has appeared in the Literary Review of Canada, ARC Poetry, Tablet, and National Post, among others. Daniel was received into the Catholic Church in 2015 through the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, and worships at the Ordinariate parish in Ottawa, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and also at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine with his wife Ivanka. Daniel belongs to the lay Catholic movement, the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.