Poetry. "With wisdom and dazzling variety, Ruth Handel tells the story of a public mother who served in World War I as a Yeoman (Female) in the U.S. Navy. Aptly titled TUGBOAT WARRIOR, the shapes and structures of these poems marry perfectly with their content: the unique life and early death of an emotionally unreliable mother/role model, culminating in Handel's lovely 'One True Sentence,' passing the story to her son: : 'He listened quietly, / said, / you must miss her, Mother.' Ruth Handel's collection is both as unique and as recognizable as the story that engendered it."—Estha Weiner
|Publisher:||Dos Madres Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
Ruth D. Handel is a poet, writer and teacher. She has published a chapbook, Reading the White Spaces (Finishing Line Press, 2009) and poems in a variety of journals including Common Ground Review, Westchester Review, en(compass), The Jewish Women's Literary Annual, Let the Poets Speak, Controlled Burn, Clockwise Cat, Contemporary Hiabun Online and Evening Street Review. She teaches poetry courses and workshops in poetry writing, gives poetry performances, and manages the Poetry Caravan, a volunteer organization of 30 poets who bring poetry to the community.
In her professional career, she was a developer of the field of family literacy; her academic publications include Building Family Literacy in an Urban Community (Teachers College Press, 1999). She is professor emerita, Montclair State University, where she taught literature and literacy and integrated poetry into the teacher education curriculum.