Ruth A. Rouff
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I attended Vassar College on scholarship and graduated with a BA in English. After working at various unfulfilling jobs, I earned a MS in Education from Saint Joseph's University and taught for five years in the Philadelphia Public Schools. For the past five years, I've worked as a freelance educational writer and as a GED instructor at an alternative school in Camden, NJ. My experience teaching at-risk youth has certainly opened my eyes to the "savage inequalities" of our society.
I've had poetry and nonfiction published in various literary journals, including Exquisite Corpse, Philadelphia Poets, Wilde Magazine, SNReview.org, and Four Ties Literary Review. My poetry and creative nonfiction are both informed by a strong sense of place. In 2009, Townsend Press published my young adult biography, Ida B. Wells: A Woman of Courage, and in 2012 the same company published my young adult collection Great Moments in Sports. When I'm not mulling over the profound question of whether Dick Allen deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, I enjoy art and nature conservancy.
Winning Entry: The Phillies, Dick Allen, and Me
Contest Won: Sports Fiction & Essay Contest 2014, Honorable Mention