“Pure and graceful and deep: it takes much time to come to those three. Here they are. Fragile and objective, the view of the world from here. It is how a person sees when looking. Very clear.” – Fanny Howe, about I Went Looking for You

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

In recent years she has been collaborating with musicians in Box Lunch and low road.

Her books of poetry are:

Another is forthcoming from Pressed Wafer. A CD with musical settings of some of the poems will be included.

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.