Prolific Author Mary Ruefle Reads from Her Works
Author Mary Ruefle, a prolific writer of poetry and prose, will read from her works during a visit to Alma College.
"Poets of astonishing vision are rare, and Mary Ruefle is of their number,” says award-winning author Lawrence Sutin. “Her poems discover the full beauty and anguish of life that most of us dare not see, much less depict in luminous detail for the ages."
Ruefle will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 in the Dunning Memorial Chapel at Alma College. Admission is free and open to the public.
The author of many books of poetry and prose, Ruefle is a faculty member in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program at Vermont College.
Recent books include The Most of It in 2008, a short story collection and her debut book of prose. Indeed I Was Pleased With the World in 2007 is one of 11 collections of poetry. Her poems also are in numerous anthologies, and she has been widely published in magazines and journals.
She has received numerous awards, including a Pushcart Prize in 2007 and a “Believer” Book Award for Most of It in 2009. In addition, she is the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships as well as an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award.
Posted: Fri, October 9th, 2009 at 9:18AM