Jean Marie Ruiz

Rookie (California)

Biography of Jean Marie Ruiz

Jean Marie Ruiz is a native of Los Angeles, California who lives in Western Massachusetts, where she coordinates the annual WriteAngles conference by and for writers. She holds an MFA in English (Fiction) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She thanks Kate Braverman, the late Les Plesko, and fellow members of their writing workshops for their support and inspiration.

Jean Marie Ruiz's Works:

Love's Shadow: Writings by Women, edited by Amber Coverdale Sumrall, The Crossing Press,1993.

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Driving In Maine

It is easy to get lost in July.
Pines mask the horizon in lessening light.
Fog shortens distances
between the seen and unseen.
Lakes materialize like unexpected memories.
Cemeteries surface from depths of leaves,
the gravestones pockmarked by snow and salt.

I take relentless detours.

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