Ruth Danon's most recent book is Limitless Tiny Boat, 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 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.
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 teaches in the Creative and Expository Writing Programs that she directs for the McGhee Division of the School of Professional Studies of New York University and is founding director of the Summer Intensive Creative Writing Workshops at NYU’s School of Professional Studies that has, for seventeen years, brought the best American and international writers to work with students from NYU, across the nation, and across the globe.
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.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 lives with her husband, a painter, and their two magnificent cats. They divide their time between New York City and Olivebridge, New York.