Poet Ruth Faulkner Grubbs

Ruth Marie Faulkner Grubbs is a member of the KGH Class of 1953.

Ruth’s poetry has been published in a variety of sources.  The following bio is from the Knoxville Writers’ Guild (no copyright infringement intended):

Ruth Faulkner Grubbs was born in Whitley County, KY, and came to Knoxville for nursing school at Knoxville General Hospital. Since then, she has attended English classes, writing courses, and other subjects of interest, at the University of Tennessee. Ruth is a member of Knoxville Writers’ Guild and a participant of the Poetry Workshop.

Ruth published a book, Cameos, of short stories and poetry and more recently has become more dedicated to writing poetry. She credits Marianne Worthington’s class at Pellissippi State Community College for sparking her enthusiasm. Her poem, “Black Oak,” that she wrote in that class, has found favor in publications including KWG Anthologies, and Lyrics of Lament: From Tragedy to Transformation by Prof. Nancy C. Lee-Elmhurst College, Illinois.

Ruth’s poems have been published in A Knoxville Christmas, volumes 2007 and 2008, Birmingham Arts Journal, Kudzu, Bleeding Hearts, a sample of poetry from the Poetry Workshop of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild, and in Motif 1 and Motif 2, anthologies by Motes Books.

Ruth published a book of poetry, Holy Ground, Where Love Goes, which was featured on Nancy Simpson’s blog, “Living Above the Frostline,” May, 2009.

Ruth is retired from nursing and shares her life with a long time partner, Barbara. Ruth’s activities now include writing, reading, travel, attending church, and “mothering” her middle aged son and daughter. Her passions are music, jigsaw puzzles, playing games, and bingo at the senior citizen’s center.

updated Nov. 2010

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