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Beth Ruscio
Beth Ruscio
Hyphenated Poets Interview Series
Zoom conversation
Beyond Baroque 2011 Poetry Contest Winners
Beyond Baroque Literary / Arts Center
Venice, CA
The daughter of actors and member of a working-class family of artists, actors, teachers and writers, Beth Ruscio has had a long career as an actress and, in recent years, become an award-winning poet. Her first full-length collection, Speaking Parts, won the 2018 Brick Road Poetry Prize and was published by Brick Road Poetry Press in 2020. Her work has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Tulane Review, Spillway, Malpais Review, High Shelf, and Apeiron Review. She has been a featured poet and frequent contributor to Cathexis Northwest Press and Cultural Weekly. Her work has been included in the anthologies Dark Ink - Poetry Inspired by Horror; Beyond the Lyric Moment; 1001 Nights; and Conducting a Life: Reflections on the Theater of Irene Fornes. She was second prize winner in the 2011 Beyond Baroque Best Poem Contest and, in 2007, was named an L.A. Newer Poet by the Los Angeles Poetry Festival.
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