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Ruth Danon


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The acclaimed new poetry collection

by Ruth Danon

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Ruth Danon is poet, memoirist, teacher, and curator living and working in Beacon, New York.

She is the author of four books of poetry -- Turn Up The Heat (Nirala, 2023), Word Has It (Nirala, 2018), Limitless Tiny Boat (BlazeVOX, 2016), and Triangulation From A Known Point (North Star Line, 1990). Her book of literary criticism, Work In The English Novel, was reissued by Routledge in 2020.  

Her work has been published widely in the US and abroad in publications such as 2Horatio, The Paris Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Barrow Street, Versal, and Fence. She has been interviewed in a number of journals including The Kenyon Review, Rain Taxi, and PANK.  Her work was selected as a finalist in Tupelo Quarterly’s Four Quartets project and Robert Creeley selected one of her poems for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2002. She has performed her work throughout the United States and abroad, live and virtually.

Ruth Danon teaches privately, working with students in Beacon, NYC, and at the Marlene Meyerson JCC for New York Writers Workshop. For 23 years she taught creative and expository writing in the program she designed and directed for adult undergraduates at NYU's School of Professional Studies. She retired from NYU in 2017.  After retiring she created Live Writing: A Project for the Reading, Writing, and Performance of Poetry. Before the pandemic, Ruth was curator of the Spring Street Reading Series for Atlas Studios in Newburgh, NY.  She is one of the founding curators of the Beaconlitfest@the Howland.

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