Ruth Goring’s poetry collections are Yellow Doors (WordFarm, 2003) and Soap Is Political (Glass Lyre, 2015). Her poems have also appeared in venues such as CALYX, Pilgrimage, RHINO, New Madrid, Iron Horse Literary Review, Reunion, and Crab Orchard Review, and in anthologies such as What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump, edited by Martin Espada (Northwestern Univ. Press, 2019). Her children's picture book Adriana's Angels was published by Sparkhouse Family in 2017; a Spanish edition, Los Angeles de Adriana, was released simultaneously and won a silver Moonbeam Award in the Spanish Book category. Her author/illustrator debut is Picturing God (Beaming Books, 2019). She grew up in Colombia and is involved in human rights causes there. She works in the books division of the University of Chicago Press and teaches advanced manuscript editing in the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.
Awards and Recognition
- Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection (Picturing God)
- Silver Moonbeam award (Los Angeles de Adriana)
Press and Media Mentions
- Publishers Weekly review: Picturing God
- "Adriana's Angels" shines light on refugees, diversity in children's books, by Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune
- Author of "Adriana's Angels" Revisits Colombia with Family after Decades, interview by Jerome McDonnell, Chicago Public Radio's "Worldview"
- Ruth Goring and Michael Bracey on the "Beautiful Faces of Colombia," interview by Jerome McDonnell, Chicago Public Radio's "Worldview"
- Ruth Goring writes that in Colombia, "Soap Is Political," interview by Jerome McDonnell & reading, Chicago Public Radio's "Worldview"