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About Me

I'm the author of five award-winning books of poems, one memoir and two non-fiction books. I've received grants from the National Endowment of Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Astraea Foundation, and...
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Mentorship

I mentor writers at every point on the creative continuum -- whether you're writing for self-development, or extensively published. My focus is on working with you, the whole person, not just with your...
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Writing

"You learn poetry moving step by step among things and beings, not isolating, but rather containing them all within a blind expansion of love." - Pablo Neruda

"I don't ask for the sights...
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Healing

From an early age, I wrote to become more intimate with life, and also to try to become larger than the pain around me and inside me. I wrote, as poet Audre Lorde said, to find out what I didn't know I knew...
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Soul on Earth

"Soul on Earth is one of the best books on the subject of self-growth I have ever read. The writing is intelligent, eloquent and accessible... Ruth offers a multitude of ways to overcome and heal the many sufferings...
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Miraculum

"Miraculum is a wonderful book -- assured, consistent and fresh, right from the first poem. Beyond the poetic craft, I found the book to be personally moving and vision-expanding." - Richard St. John...
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Edgewater

"This is a book to be read cover to cover. the poems progress that way, weaving in and out of personal experience to Edgewater, (both lake and metaphor), and back to personal experience again. A sensi...
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Singular Bodies

"Soul on Earth is one of the best books on the subject of self-growth I have ever read. The writing is intelligent, eloquent and accessible... Ruth offers a multitude of ways to overcome and heal the many sufferings...
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Dear Good Naked Morning

"Beginning with the naked bravery of the title, poem after poem in Dear Good Naked Morning caused my eyes to open wide, my breath to catch, made me shout aloud with delight at some fresh excess of...
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Accordion Breathing & Dancing

"Soul on Earth is one of the best books on the subject of self-growth I have ever read. The writing is intelligent, eloquent and accessible... Ruth offers a multitude of ways to overcome and heal the many sufferings...
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Death in
Reverse

"Soul on Earth is one of the best books on the subject of self-growth I have ever read. The writing is intelligent, eloquent and accessible... Ruth offers a multitude of ways to overcome and heal the many sufferings...
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Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love

"Soul on Earth is one of the best books on the subject of self-growth I have ever read. The writing is intelligent, eloquent and accessible... Ruth offers a multitude of ways to overcome and heal the many sufferings...
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