Ruth L. Schwartz
Ruth L. Schwartz has published four award-winning books of poems, includingDear Good Naked Morning, selected by Alicia Ostriker for the 2004 Autumn House Poetry Prize, and Edgewater, a 2001 National Poetry Series winner chosen by Jane Hirshfield. Ruth is also the author of a memoir, Death in Reverse: A Love Story(Michigan State University Press, 2004). Recipient of over a dozen national writing awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Astraea Foundation, Ruth is also a lifelong explorer of consciousness and healing; she holds both an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology. In addition to being a core faculty member in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Ashland University, Ruth is an independent teacher and practitioner of shamanic and energetic healing. She has a private practice in psychospiritual healing, and leads retreats nationwide on the theme The Writer As Shaman. Her websites are www.RuthSchwartz.com, www.HeartMindIntegration.com, andwww.TheWriterAsShaman.com. Small Group and Consultation Contributor.