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Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone (AP Photo)
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Guest Book Highlights

May 05, 2017 "Was honored to have had her as my professor at Binghamton in the early 90's. She inspired and amazed; as she still does; love and miss you Ms. Stone." - Tony Villecco (Tunnel, NY)
March 15, 2016 "I connect to all free spirit
poets, past or present.

Each of them has opened
a door into the interiors
of my imagination. What
a beautiful gift." - Char Janzen (Clearwater, KS)
November 30, 2011 " RUTHY
SUCH A WISE AND HONEST SOUL
GOD I HATE TO SEE YOU GO
I LOVE YOU,JUST WANTED TO LET YOU
KNOW" - MIKEY KNOX (SEDALIA, MO)
November 29, 2011 "I was a student of Ruth's at SUNY Binghamton back in the early 90's. As a sour and over-sensitive 22 year old, I was both mystified and awed by how much love for life she seemed to hold. She was very gentle, very supportive, and a complete riot. I never turned out to be much of a poet myself, but I thought I'd share the poem I wrote for her that year. The strength it has comes from her own lovely words. Thank you, Ruth, for all you shared with us.

Unfinished (It's Been a Week Since Her Dog's Eaten)
for Ruth Stone

Ruth sweeps aside
a loop of red hair.
With smooth swollen hands
and fingers, that move together
in curved scoops of air, she says
she can't write anything
these days, but love poems." - Llyana (Tucson)
November 28, 2011 "Wish I had known you. You would have really touched my life of suffering and help me put it into words." - Locksley Rushworth (Baton Rouge, LA)
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Ruth Stone, an award-winning poet for whom tragedy halted, then inspired a career that started in middle age and thrived late in life as her sharp...
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