Join Rachelle as she chats with Ruth Forman
Friday, February 19th at 10 am PST
Listen live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword
Ruth Forman is an acclaimed poet and former teacher in June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. She is the author of three award-winning books: poetry collections We Are The Young Magicians (Beacon, 1993) and Renaissance (Beacon, 1997), and children’s book, Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon (Children’s Book Press, 2007). Her latest poetry collection is Prayers Like Shoes (Whit Press, 2009). Her work is widely anthologized.
Ruth is the recipient of The Barnard New Women Poets Prize, The Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, The Durfee Artist Fellowship, the National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book Award, and recognition by The American Library Association. She teaches and provides readings and workshops nationally and internationally to a wide variety of audiences and has presented in forums such as the United Nations, the PBS series The United States of Poetry and National Public Radio. Also a graduate of the USC School of Cinema-Television, she collaborates often on music, dance, theatre, and media projects.
Ruth has taught at the University of Southern California and the Antioch University MFA in Creative Writing program. She is also a nine-year faculty member with the VONA-Voices Workshop. When not writing and teaching, she practices a passion for martial arts: classical Yang family style tai chi chuan, tai chi sword, bo staff and karate. Ms. Forman currently lives in Los Angeles.