Michael Ruby

Michael Ruby’s second book of poetry, WINDOW ON THE CITY, was published by BlazeVOX Books in Buffalo in 2006, and his prose FLEETING MEMORIES is appearing as an ebook this year from Ugly Duckling Presse in Brooklyn. His long poem First Names was Mudlark No. 24 (2004). He’s also the editor of David Herfort’s WASHTENAW COUNTY JAIL AND OTHER WRITINGS (Xlibris, 2005), a 1970s prison memoir. “Titles & First Lines” is part of a recently finished poetry book, COMPULSIVE WORDS. Other recent poems can be found in ezines La Petite Zine, Shampoo, BlazeVOX, Unpleasant Event Schedule, word for/word, GutCult, mprsnd and Dusie. He’s currently working on several new poetry books and a prose history of the families of his great-grandparents in Eastern Europe and the U.S. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and works as a journalist.