RIP Ruth Stone

I just heard about the passing of Ruth Stone.  I never worked with Ruth Stone, nor did I ever have the opportunity to hear her read, but I greatly admired her work. (I have quite a few of her books on my bookshelf)  A few years ago, I taught one of Stone’s poems, “Another Feeling” in my creative writing class.  One of my students said that the poem “really bothered her.”  When I asked why, the student told me, “Well, I thought about the poem long after last class was over.”

Wow.  Isn’t that what a great poem should do?

You can read “Another Feeling”  here.

RIP Ruth Stone

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3 Comments »

  1. Gabe Welsch Said:

    Wow. That’s quite a poem. And thanks for the mention on the previous post!

  2. kweyant Said:

    No problem Gabe — Look for my complete list in late December!

  3. Thank you for the link to that poem. I will be thinking of it all day, too!


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