Gibbons Ruark

Poet

1805 Warwood Court
Raleigh, NC 27612

Author's Bio

Nine collections of poems;readings in half of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland; 40-year teaching career, now retired in birthplace of Raleigh, North Carolina

Publications & Prizes

Books:
The Road To Ballyvaughan (Jacar Press, 2015)
,
Staying Blue (Lost Hills Books, 2008)
,
Passing Through Customs: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 1999)
,
Rescue the Perishing (Louisiana State University Press, 1991)
,
Keeping Company (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983)
,
Reeds (Texas Tech University Press, 1978)
,
A Program for Survival (University of Virginia Press, 1971)
Journals:
New Republic
,
Poetry Chicago
,
Shenandoah
,
The New Yorker
Prizes won: 

3 NEA Fellowships, Saxifrage Prize for Keeping Company, Pushcart Prize, Residencies at Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Raleigh
Raised in: 
NC
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Last update: Jul 29, 2016