In the Dark

In the Dark

by Ruth Stone


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In the Dark by Ruth Stone

In the follow-up to her National Book Award winning In the Next Galaxy, Ruth Stone returns to issues of memory, aging, and loss. Balancing her own personal history against profound political and cultural changes, she continues with direct witty poems which do not flinch when addressing issues of power and oppression. She has been called a "people's poet" and "America's Akhmatova," writing a poetry of everyday life which recasts the mundane as important and indispensable. When asked whether poets improve with age Stone, 89, replied: "There's no question. If your brain goes on and on, as it should under normal conditions, there's more in it and your writing will get more profound."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556592508
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 02/01/2007
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ruth Stone is the author of nine books of poetry, for which she has received the National Book Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Shelley Memorial Award. She taught creative writing at many universities, finally settling at SUNY Binghamton. She lives in Vermont.


Goshen, Vermont and Binghamton, New York

Date of Birth:

June 8, 1915

Place of Birth:

Roanoke, Virginia


University of Illinois (no degree); B.A., Radcliffe Institute of Independent Study at Harvard University

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