Ruth Stone (June 8, 1915 – November 19, 2011)
an American poet, author, and teacher.
Life and Career
In 1959, after her husband, professor Walter Stone, committed suicide, she was forced to raise three daughters alone. (As she has pointed out, her poems are “love poems, all written to a dead man” who forced her to “reside in limbo” with her daughters.) For twenty years she traveled the US, teaching creative writing at many universities, including the University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, University of California Davis, Brandeis, and finally settling at State University of New York Binghamton. She died at her home in Ripton, Vermont on November 19, 2011.
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- Always on the Train
- Another Feeling
- At Eighty-three She Lives Alone
- Eden, Then and Now
- In the Next Galaxy
- It Follows
- Look to the Future