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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ruth Goring  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1954 in Kansas City, Kansas

-- Ruth Goring on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Ruth Goring lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ruth was the manuscript editor for the University of Chicago Press. Ruth grew up in a large, lively expat U.S. family in Colombia. She has now lived in the United States for many years, but retains ties to her childhood home by codirecting Chicagoans for a Peaceful Colombia.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Yellow Doors: Poems
ISBN: 097434270X

Panacea Pub. 2003

Each poem in Ruth Goring's debut collection opens a door into undiscovered countries: urgent rivers, wordless giants, soul-stirring music, fathers never known, voices that beckon and fade. Here are sorrow and sweetness, heartbreak and hope. The mundane is here, and also the numinous. At times they switch places. And in the strangeness of these landscapes the familiar is revisioned.

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