Ruth Kessler grew up in Poland and Israel before coming to the U.S. Her poetry chapbook – Fire Ashes Wings – was recently published by Finishing Line Press. She has published over sixty poems in journals and anthologies, and one of her poems was made into a limited-edition artist book.
Awards include Individual NYSCA grants and Yaddo, MacDowell and VCCA fellowships. Most recently she was a guest poet at the 2012 Women in Music Festival. She lives in Rochester, NY.