Stone, Ruth

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Stone, Ruth Gender: F
Ruth Swan Perkins
born on 8 June 1915 at 16:15 (= 4:15 PM )
Place Roanoke, Virginia, 37n16, 79w57
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°59' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 04°21 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 06°35'

Ruth Stone (Her house under renovation in Goshen, Vermont)
photo: Magicpiano, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American poet, author of thirteen books of poetry, and creative writing teacher, who served as the poet laureate of Vermont in 2007. She received many awards and honors, including the 2002 National Book Award for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and two Guggenheim Fellowships. She was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

She raised three daughters alone after her husband, professor Walter Stone, committed suicide in 1959. She wrote that her poems are "love poems, all written to a dead man" whose death caused her to "reside in limbo" with her daughters. For twenty years she traveled the US, teaching creative writing at many universities.

Ruth Swan Perkins Stone died at her home in Ripton, Vermont, on 19 November 2011 at age 96.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death of Mate 1959 (Her husband, Walter Stone, committed suicide)
  • Work : Great Achievement 2007 (Poet laureate of Vermont)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (Two Guggenheim Fellowships)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Creative writing)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Poetry finalist)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Poet laureate of Vermont)