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J. Ruth's Latest Blogs

Feb.08.2013 - 4:20 pm
To begin my first day of a five session poets in the schools residency I wanted to focus on the roots of writing. I asked the fifth graders to make lists of words they liked....
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Aug.21.2012 - 8:56 am
Teaching my small summer writing workshop with elementary children who love  to write, I often sat back in amazement, at the sophistication of my young students. Their...
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Mar.20.2012 - 10:46 am
It is always an honor to be asked to write an introduction, especially by someone whose creative work, clarity, and commitment to social justice one respects and admires....
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Feb.01.2012 - 9:12 am
      Health experts tell us our bodies are not meant to sit still all day long. (As if we needed someone to tell us that.) Watching children on the playground as...
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Comments from J. Ruth

Jan.24.2011 - 1:08 pm
In response to: Writing creative nonfiction the easy way
Thanks for your tender, precise attention to the process of bringing thought and feeling into language. I once heard...
Dec.17.2010 - 10:57 am
In response to: "I am a firefly"
Thank you for you kind and enthusiastic comments. More than anything else in my life, the writing of children gives me...
Jun.30.2010 - 5:38 pm
In response to: Creative Writing With Children
Thanks Tanya. One of the biggest challenges is documenting the work as it unfolds. Yesterday Jacob was asking Alex...
Feb.15.2010 - 12:43 pm
In response to: Lucille Clifton (1936-2010): One of our Most Wonderful Poets
Thank you for your heartfelt appreciation of this magnificent poet. I tried to go to a KPFA poetry reading last night...
Oct.25.2009 - 7:01 pm
In response to: Dear President Obama
Thanks for all the experience, wisdom and eloquence that went into your letter Judith. As the world grows ever more...