Today's poem is "Weathering"
from In the Dark

Copper Canyon Press

Ruth Stone was born in Virginia in 1915. She is the author of eleven books of poetry and her collected poems is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. She is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Eric Mathieu King Award from The Academy of American Poets, a Whiting Award (with which she bought plumbing for her house) two Guggenheim Fellowships (one of which roofed her house), the Delmore Schwartz Award, the Cerf Lifetime Achievement Award from the state of Vermont, and the Shelley Memorial Award. In 1959, after her husband committed suicide, she was forced to raise three daughters alone. (As she has pointed out, her poems are “love poems, all written to a dead man” who forced her to “reside in limbo” with her daughters.) For twenty years she traveled the US, teaching creative writing at many universities, including the University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, UC Davis, Brandeis, and finally settling at SUNY Binghampton. Today, Ruth Stone lives in Vermont.

About In the Dark:

"Stone appeals to the mind’s eye and the physical ear. . .a clarion collection by a National Book Award-winning, and profoundly rewarding poet."

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