Ruth Steinberg Poetry

Poems of witness, joy, and discovery

the poet reading a poem

A septuagenarian who became a poet after a successful corporate career, Ruth Steinberg uses her power with words to create riveting, nuanced, sometimes haunting poems.

The subjects of her powerful, deceptively simple lyric poems range from the Holocaust to observations of New York street scenes; from travel to Jewishness; from family life to aging.

She has published two full-length books of poetry, A Certain Frame of Reference and A Step in Time; and Word Play, a chapbook of her humorous verse. In addition her poems have appeared in a variety of print and online journals.


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Photos by Barbara Hyde Haber
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