Ruth Baumann is the author of Parse, forthcoming in 2018 from Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author of three chapbooks: I’ll Love You Forever & Other Temporary Valentines (Salt Hill, 2015), wildcold (Slash Pines Press, 2016) & Retribution Binary (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Her poems have been published in Colorado Review, Sonora Review, Sycamore Review, The Journal, Third Coast & others. She received an AWP Intro Journals Project Award in 2014. She holds an MFA from the University of Memphis & is pursuing her PhD at Florida State University.

Additionally, she is former Managing Editor of The Pinch literary journal, and also was Poetry Editor, Senior Poetry Editor & Assistant Managing Editor of the journal. She has taught both composition classes and creative writing workshops. She currently edits Nightjar Review with Tara Mae Mulroy.13886902_282771192092502_2508551629220480421_n (1)

She also fosters kittens in her spare time.
Many, many kittens.