Ruth AwadAuthors Poetry
Ruth Awad is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection Set to Music a Wildfire (Southern Indiana Review Press 2017) won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of a 2020 and 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The New Republic, Pleiades, The Believer, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Sixth Finch, Crab Orchard Review, CALYX, Diode, Southern Indiana Review, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl Poetry, Epiphany, BOAAT Journal, and elsewhere.
She has lead and facilitated numerous poetry workshops, including the OSU Young Writers Workshop, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, Central New Mexico Community College, and elsewhere.
She has an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and she copy edits for Button Poetry. She writes and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her band of Pomeranians.