“Much like the places Ruth Lepson affectionately describes in her poems, her themes are timeless. Her words are heart-felt and artfully laid out. The poems are lively in their melancholy and accepting in the face of mortality. Passionately human, I Went Looking for You is a collection that feels at once familiar and astounding.” from The Harvard Crimson

Ruth Lepson is poet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

She collaborated with musicians in Box Lunch and low road.

Her books of poetry are:

Ask Anyone is forthcoming from Pressed Wafer in January 2015. The musical settings to some of the poems will be available on the Pressed Wafer website.

She edited Poetry from Sojourner: A Feminist Anthology (Univ. of Illinois) and is now on the editorial board of the online poetry journal EOAGH.

Her poems have appeared in:

...and dozens of other magazines.

Her prose in Jacket, Harvard Review, The Boston Phoenix and elsewhere. She has read on “All Things Considered,” at the Bowery Poetry Club, LaMama, and many other places.

She has also performed with musicians at the Lily Pad, Outpost and Harvard University in Cambridge, at 119 Gallery in Lowell, MA, in Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, at The Cornelia Street Café in Manhattan, and Douglass St. Studios and Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn, and elsewhere.