Mary Ruefle


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The United States
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Mary Ruefle is an American poet and essayist. The daughter of a military officer, Ruefle was born outside Pittsburgh in 1952, but spent her early life traveling around the U.S. and Europe. She graduated from Bennington College in 1974 with a degree in Literature.

Ruefle's work has been widely published in literary journals. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Whiting Writer's Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ruefle currently lives in New England. She teaches in the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College and is visiting faculty with the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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My Private Property

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The Most of It

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Indeed I Was Pleased With t...

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On Imagination

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Tristimania

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Cold Pluto

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“I like to read because
it kills me.”
Mary Ruefle

“People, the people we really love, where did they come from? What did we do to deserve them?”
Mary Ruefle, Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures

“And who among us is not neurotic, and has never complained that they are not understood? Why did you come here, to this place, if not in the hope of being understood, of being in some small way comprehended by your peers, and embraced by them in a fellowship of shared secrets? I don't know about you, but I just want to be held.”
Mary Ruefle, Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures

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