Poetry. Photographer. Widely known as an important twentieth century American photographer, Ruth-Marion Baruch also turned her remarkable eye inward to explore through her poetry the depths of human suffering. Her poems, written for the most part in the 1950s and 1960s, have remained unpublished until now. This collection gives voice to this powerful, at times awesome, figure. "Hers is an honest alternative to the easy sentimentality of half-truths. In view of the prevailing darkness of her vision, it is remarkable how life-affirming her clear and forthright declarations are..."--Mark Linenthal. Originally born in Germany, Baruch spent her life in America, where she studied with Ansel Adams, Minor White, Homer Page and Edward Weston.