Ruth Danon

Ruth Danon is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Turn Up the Heat, from Nirala Series. Other titles are Triangulation from A Known Point (North Star Line, 1990), Limitless Tiny Boat (BlazeVOX, 2016), and Word Has It (Nirala, 2018.) Her critical book, Work in the English Novel, was reissued by Routledge in 2021. She has published widely in the United States and abroad. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2002, Resist Much, Obey Little, (2017), Stronger Than Fear: Poems of Empowerment, Compassion, and Social Justice (2022) and will appear in the Poetry is Bread Anthology. She has performed her work live and on podcast in the United States and abroad. Recent readings include Counterpath in Denver, Colorado, the Hudson Valley Writers Center, Big Red Books in Nyack, Book Culture in Manhattan, the Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY. Podcasts include LitBalm, SofloPojo, The Brand that Is You (New Delhi), and Beaconites. She is the founder of Live Writing: A Project for the Reading, Writing and Performance of Poetry. She teaches through Live Writing and for New York Writers Workshop. Since retiring from New York University in 2017 she has lived in Beacon, New York, where she co-curates the BeaconLitfest@the Howland and other programs.

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