The first guest of CookBook will be poet Ruth Awad.
Ruth Awad has a MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and her work has appeared in The New Republic, Southern Indiana Review, CALYX, Diode, Anti-, Rattle, The Missouri Review’s Poem of the Week, Vinyl Poetry, Epiphany, The Drunken Boat, Copper Nickel, RHINO, KYSO Flash, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her work also appears in the following anthologies: The Hundred Years’ War: Modern War Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2014), New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015); Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, forthcoming). She won the 2013 and 2012 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and she was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. She is a copy editor and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her fiancé, two Pomeranians, and rabbits.
Ruth’s visit to CookBook will be filmed and posted in June 2015.