Ruth Van Alstine is an accomplished poet, writer and artist. She has published several poetry books, “Fairies and Fantasies”, “Shattered Moonbeams” and most recently released in April, 2021, “A While Away”, a limited-run volume featuring both poetry and her artwork. She has had poems published in national and international anthologies including The Henry Bunner Anthology, Harriet Spofford: An Anthology in Memoriam from Bristol Banner Books, The Parnassus of World Poets Anthology, AC PAPA #3, Cadence Anthology, (a) River Rising, Roots and Branches, and (a) River Rising, Rivers and Oceans , to name a few. She continues to build a collection of memoir essays from family and life experiences and creative prose.
She is a member of the Ancient City Poets of St Augustine, Florida, North Florida Poetry Hub of Jacksonville, the Florida State Poets Association, and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS). She serves as President of North Florida Poetry Hub and is Membership Chair of the Florida State Poets Association.
Her work in handcraft arts has encompassed jewelry making, collage, scrapbooking, crochet, sewing and various other crafts. During the past few years, she has taken up acrylic fluid paints, which has become another joyful passion. Ruth has had her work displayed in art galleries across Florida including the St Augustine Beach Art Gallery, the FemArt Gallery Joy exhibition in 2022, and the Oceansand Justice Exhibitions hosted by Women Writing for (a) Change in 2021 and 2022.
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