Ruth Madievsky


Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

Originally from Moldova, Ruth Madievsky is a poet and fiction writer living in Los Angeles. Her debut poetry collection, "Emergency Brake," will be published by Tavern Books in January 2016 as their 2015-2016 Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series selection. She is also working on a collection of linked short stories. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, West Branch, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She was a 2015 Tin House Scholar in Poetry. She reads chapbook submissions for Gold Line Press and writes for Los Angeles Magazine. She is also a doctoral student at The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and a research assistant at an HIV clinic specializing in maternal care in Downtown Los Angeles.

Publications & Prizes

Emergency Brake (Tavern Books, 2016)
Prizes won: 

Tavern Books' 2015-2016 Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series; 2015 CutBank Literary Journal's Patricia Goedicke Prize for Poetry (judged by Matt Rasmussen); 2015 Tin House Scholarship in Poetry; Beyond Baroque's 5th Annual Poetry Contest (judged by David St. John); LitQuake Writing Contest

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English, Russian
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Last update: Oct 15, 2016