Ruth Goring

Poet

Chicago, IL
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Author's Bio

Ruth Goring’s poetry collections are Yellow Doors (WordFarm, 2003) and Soap Is Political (Glass Lyre, 2015). Her poems have also appeared in CALYX, Pilgrimage, RHINO, New Madrid, Iron Horse Literary Review, Reunion, and Crab Orchard Review, and in anthologies such as What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump, edited by Martin Espada (Northwestern Univ. Press, 2019). Her children's picture book Adriana's Angels was published by Sparkhouse Family in 2017; a Spanish edition, Los Angeles de Adriana, was released simultaneously and won a silver Moonbeam Award in the Spanish Book category. Her author/illustrator debut is Picturing God (Beaming Books, 2019). She grew up in Colombia and is involved in human rights causes there. She works in the books division of the University of Chicago Press and teaches advanced manuscript editing in the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
50/50: Poems and Translations by Women over 50 (QuillsEdge Press, 2018)
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Aeolian Harp 3 (Glass Lyre Press, 2018)
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Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump's America (NYQ Books, 2018)
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Carrying the Branch: Poets in Search of Peace (Glass Lyre Press, 2017)
Books:
Soap Is Political (Glass Lyre Press, 2015)
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Yellow Doors (WordFarm, 2004)
Journals:
After Hours
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Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems
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Conte
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Crab Orchard Review
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Dos Passos Review
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Iron Horse Literary Review
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Mars Hill Review
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Out of Line
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Pilgrimage
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Poetic Medicine
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ProCreation
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protestpoems.org
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Raving Dove
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Sin Fronteras
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South Ash Press
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The Externalist
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The Wild Word
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Verse Wisconsin
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White Pelican Review
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Zona de Carga/Loading Zone

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Carolyn Forche, Naomi Shihab Nye, Martin Espada, Raul Zurita, Eduardo Galeano

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
German American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Colombia
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Last update: May 21, 2019