Ruth Sabath Rosenthal

Author's Bio

I'm a New York poet, active in the Manhattan and Long Island poetry communities, and also published in literary journals and anthologies throughout the U.S. and, also, internationally. My chapbook "Facing Home," published by Finishing Line Press, is available from I've also authored four full-length books of poetry: "Facing Home and Beyond" -- "little, but by no means small" -- "Food: Nature vs Nurture" and "Gone, but Not Easily Forgotten;" these books published by Paragon Poetry Press, Inc. and available through Please feel free to "Google" me and visit my website: and my blogsite:

Publications and Prizes

Slim Volume: See Into the Dark
(Pankhearst Press, 2016)
A Taste of Poetry
(Walt Whitman Center, 2018)
, A World Rediscovered
(, 2012)
, And Again Last Night
(Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2009)
, Bards Annual 2013
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2013)
, Beyond the Pillars
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2013)
, Cats, Crows, Cows
(mgv2>publishing, 2016)
, Common Boundary
(Editions Bibliotekos, Inc., 2010)
, Contemporary Verse of Myths
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2011)
, Crab Lines Off The Pier
(Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2010)
, Crossing the River: an Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2010)
, Empty Shoes
(Popcorn Press, 2009)
, Five
(Pure Slush, 2016)
, Found Undelivered
(Earth's Daughters, 2010)
, Freedom Verse
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2013)
, Global Fusion Voices
(, 2012)
, Growing Old
(KY Story, 2016)
, Happy Holidays
(Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2016)
, Harvests of New Millennium
(, 2009)
, Legends, Autumn 2013
(Grey Wolfe Publishing, 2013)
, Legends, Summer 2013
(Grey Wolfe Publishing, 2013)
, Legends, Winter 2014
(Grey Wolfe Publishing, 2014)
, Les Cabinets des Polytheistes
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2016)
, Les Cabinets des Polytheistes
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2016)
, Littlest Blessings
(Whispering Angel Books, 2013)
, Long Island Sounds 2008 and 2009
(North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2008)
, Longest Hours
(Silver Boomer Books, 2013)
, Lovecraft After Dark
(JWK Publications, 2016)
, Mizmor L'David Anthology: Volume I - Holocaust
(Poetica Magazine, 2010)
, Nuturing Paws
(Whispering Angel Books, 2011)
, Overplay/Underdone
(Medusa's Laugh Press, 2012)
, Pain and Memory
(Editions Bibliotekos, Inc., 2009)
, Paumanok II: Interwoven
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 2013)
, Paws, Claws, Wings and Things
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012)
, Perspectives 2
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2013)
, primal sanities! A Tribute to Walt Whitman
(Allbook Books, 2007)
, Retail Woes
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2013)
, Rhyme & PUNishment
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012)
, Slim Volume: See Into the Dark
(Pankhearst Press, 2018)
, Songs of Seasoned Women
(Quadrasoul, Inc., 2007)
, Sounds of Solace
(Local Gems Press, 2013)
, Sounds of Solace: Mediative Verse
(Local Gems Press, 2013)
, Spectral Lines
(Nazar Look, 2012)
, Taj Mahal Review Vol. 7 No. 2, Vol. 8 No. 2, Vol. 9 No. 2, Vol. 10 No. 1
(, 2008)
, The (Un) Occupy Movement: Autonomy of Consciousness, Practical Solutions, Human Equality
(Allbook Books, 2012)
, The Blinking Cursor Anthology
(Blinking Cursor, 2012)
, The Book of Ten
(Zebra Publishing, 2009)
, The Dark Ones: Tales and Poems of the Shadow Gods
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2016)
, The Vital Principle
(SterlingHouse Publisher, Inc., 2011)
, Toward Forgiveness
(Writers Ink Press, 2010)
, Voices Israel, volumes 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
(The Voices Israel Group of Poets in English, 2007)
, When Hard Meets Moist
(mgv2>publishing, 2013)
, Whipspers & Shouts
(Local Gems Press, 2012)
, Woof to Write
(Grey Wolfe Publishing, 2014)
, Writing Outside the LInes
(Wyld Syde Press, 2013)
, Writing Outside the Lines
(Wyld Syde Press, 2012)
3Elements Literary Review, Adagio Verse Quarterly, Aurorean, Birmingham Poetry Review, Blinking Cursor, Bohemia, Boston Poetry Magazine, Breadcrumb Scabs, Cake Magazine, Canopic Jar, Chronogram Magazine, Chum Literary Magazine, Clockwise Cat, Connecticut Review, Creations Magazine 2007, 2008, 2009, Cyclamens and Swords, Dawntreader, Earth's Daughters, Eden Waters Press, Elohi Gadugi Journal, EMG-Zine , First Literary Review-East, FishFood Magazine, Human Genre Project, Ibbetson Street Press, issues 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, If and Only If, Illumen, Jabberwock Review, Juke Jar, Lilith, Local Nomad, Long Island Quarterly, Magnapoets, Magnolia's Press, Menopause Press, Message in a Bottle, Midnight Circus, Mobius, MungBeing Magazine, Pacific Review, Pandora's Imagination, phati'tude Literary Magazine, Phenomenal Literature, Podium Literary Journal, Poetica Magazine, Poetry Bay, Poetry Depth Quarterly, Poetry Letter & Literary Review, Punkin House Digest, Quill & Parchment, Reach, Reconnaissance Magazine, Riverbabble, Sarasvati, subTerrain Magazine, Tell Us a Story, The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly, The Fifth Di..., The Muse, The Phoenix Soul, The Quotable, TSR: The Southampton Review, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Trivia: A Journal of Ideas, Unshod Quills, Vallum, Vapid Kitten, Walt's Corner, you are here: the journal of creative geography
Facing Home
(Finishing Line Press, 2010)
Prizes Won: 
My poem "on yet another birthday" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Ibbetson Street Press in 2006, and I was "Short Listed" in the Tom Howard Poetry Contest 2007, for my poem "My Life: The Reel Story," on a "commended" list in the Margaret Reid Poetry Prize Contest for Traditional Verse for poems: "Transition," "Slipping into Red" and "On Divining Sanctuary."

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Last updated: Nov 02, 2018