Ruth Awad

 

About Ruth

Ruth Awad is a Lebanese-American poet and the author of Set to Music a Wildfire (forthcoming from Southern Indiana Review Press, 2017), which won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared in The New Republic, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Sixth Finch, CALYX, Diode, Rattle, Atticus Review, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl Poetry, Drunken Boat, Nashville Review, and in the anthologies The Hundred Years’ War: Modern War Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2014), New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015), Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015), and elsewhere. She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest. She has an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and she lives in Columbus, Ohio with her dogs and bunnies. 

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