Ruth Forman

P.O. Box 29543
Washington, DC 20017

Publications and Prizes

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

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Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any, Teachers
Born in: 
Falmouth, United States
Raised in: 
Rochester, NY, United States
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Last updated: Jan 10, 2013