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Ruth Forman

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Prayers Like Shoes (Whit Press, 2009), Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon (Children's Book Press, 2007), Renaissance (Beacon Press, 1997), We Are the Young Magicians (Beacon Press, 1993)
Anthologies:
Between Water & Song: New Poets for the Twenty-First Century (White Pine Press, 2010), The 100 Best African American Poems (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2010), Hip Hop Speaks to Children (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2008), Temba Tupu! (Walking Naked): Africana Women's Poetic Self-portrait (Africa World Press, 2008), The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006), Voices from Leimert Park: A Poetry Anthology (Tsehai Publishers, 2006), Velocity: The Best of Apples and Snakes (Black Spring Press Ltd., 2003), New Bones: Contemporary Black Writers in America (Prentice – Hall, 2001), American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000), Step into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature (John Wiley and Sons, 2000), 360°: A Revolution of Black Poets (Black Words Press, 1998), Flat-footed Truths: Telling Black Women's Lives (Henry Holt, 1998), Spirit and Flame (Syracuse University Press, 1997), The United States of Poetry (Harry N. Abrams Press, 1996), June Jordan's Poetry for the People: A Revolutionary Blueprint (Routledge Press, 1995), I Hear a Symphony (Anchor Books, 1994), Sisterfire (Harper Collins, 1994)
Prizes:
The Barnard New Women Poets Prize, The Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, The Durfee Artist Fellowship, The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Notable Book Award, and recognition by The American Library Association. Residencies at Villa Montalvo and Hedgebrook Writers Retreat.

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: January 10, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Any, Teachers
Born in:
Falmouth, MA
Raised in:
Rochester, NY
Agent:
Jim Levine

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