Ruth Danon's Word Has It, published by Nirala, will appear in February 2018. Her most recent book , Limitless Tiny Boat, was published by BlazeVox in the fall of 2015. She is also the author of Living With the Fireman (Ziesing Brothers, 1981), Work in the English Novel, Croom-Helm, 1985),and Triangulation from a Known Point (North Star Line, 1990),Her poetry and prose have appeared in The Florida Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Post Road, Noon, Versal, Mead, BOMB, The Paris Review, Fence, The Boston Review, 3rd Bed, Crayon, and many other publications in the US and abroad. Her work was selected by Robert Creeley for Best American Poetry, 2002. Her poems also appear in the anthologies, Eternal Snow (Nirala, 2017) and Resist Much, Obey Little (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017.)
She has been a fellow at the Ragdale Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Ora Lerman Foundation, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She taught for many years in the Creative and Expository Writing Programs that she directed for the McGhee Division of the School of Professional Studies of New York University. There she was also founding director of the SPS Summer Intensive Creative Writing Workshops that for seventeen years brought the best American and international writers to work with students from NYU, across the nation, and across the globe. In 2017 she left NYU to expand her own teaching practice in New York City and Beacon, NY. You can learn more about that if you go to the Teaching and Consultation tab on this site.
She grew up in upstate New York on the grounds of the Binghamton State Hospital, where her mother, a Hungarian refugee, worked as a psychiatrist. She is completing a memoir about this experience. You can read the first pages of the memoir in Tupelo Quarterly.She received her B.A., at Bard College, her Ph.D. in literature at the University of Connecticut, and psychoanalytic training at the Object Relations Institute of New York.
She and her husband, the painter Gary Buckendorf, have just moved to Beacon, NY. Ruth still hides out in Olivebridge, NY when she tires of sidewalks.