Ruth Daigon

Ruth Daigon was founder and editor of POETS ON: for twenty years until it ceased publication. Her poems have been widely published in E mags, print mags, anthologies and collections. Daigon's poetry awards include The Ann Stanford Poetry Prize, 1997 (University of Southern California Anthology, 1997) and the Greensboro Poetry Award (Greensboro Arts Council, 2000). The latest of her seven books, PAYDAY AT THE TRIANGLE (Small Poetry Press, Select Poets Series), is based on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City, 1911. It was published in 2001 and one of her many readings was performed in The Lower East Side Tenement Museum in Manhattan, the area where the fire occurred. HANDFULS OF TIME (Small Poetry Press, Select Poets Series), her last book, was published in 2002. Her poetry was published by the State Department in their literary exchange with Thailand and their translation program has just issued the first book of Modern American poets in English and Thai in which she appears. Garrison Keillor featured her poetry on The Writers' Almanac (Minnesota Public Radio).