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Author: Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone (born June 8, 1915, in Roanoke, Virginia) is an American poet. She is the author of thirteen books of poetry. She is the recipient of many awards and honors. In 1959, after her husband committed suicide, she was forced to raise three daughters alone. (As she has pointed out, her poems are "love poems, all written to a dead man" who forced her to "reside in limbo" with her daughters.) For twenty years she traveled the US, teaching creative writing at many universities, including the University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, University of California Davis, Brandeis, and finally settling at State University of New York Binghamton. Today, Stone lives in Vermont.

In the Dark
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In the Dark

Copper Canyon Press

Poetry. When asked whether poets improve with age Ruth Stone, then eighty-nine, replied: "There's no question. If your brain goes on and on, as it should under normal conditions, there's more in it and your writing will get more profound." Year afte...

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In the Next Galaxy
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In the Next Galaxy

Copper Canyon Press

Poetry. In this, her eighth collection of poems, Stone writes with a crackling intelligence from the vantage point of an aging and impoverished woman. Wise, sardonic, crafty, and misleadingly simple, Stone loves heavy themes but not heavy poems. She...

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What Love Comes To: New and Selected Poems
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What Love Comes To: New and Selected Poems

Copper Canyon Press

Poetry. Finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize, this retrospective of Ruth Stone's poetry combines the best work from twelve previous volumes with an abundance of new poems. This comprehensive selection includes early formal lyrics, fierce political p...

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