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    Poems in Volume 1
    “A Fresh Cadence” — Page 25
    “Over My Shoulder” — Page 26
    “Repositioning The Mattress” — Page 27

    Ruth Daigon lives in Corte Madera, California. She was founder and editor of Poets On for twenty years until it ceased publication. Her poems have been widely published in E mags, print mags, anthologies and collections. Her poetry awards include “The Ann Stanford Poetry Prize, 1997 (University of Southern California Anthology, 1997) and the Greensboro Poetry Award (Greensboro Arts Council, 2000). One of her seven books is Payday at the Triangle (Small Poetry Press, Select Poets Series, 2001) which was based on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City in 1991. One of her many readings was performed in The Lower East Side Tenement Museum in Manhattan, the area where the fire occurred. Handfuls of Time (Small Poetry Press, Select Poets Series), her last book, was published in 2002. Her poetry was published by the U.S. State Department in their literary exchange with Thailand and their translation program has just issued the first book of modern American poets in English and Thai in which she appears. Garrison Keillor featured her poetry on his morning poetry show.

    Ruth Daigon: “A Fresh Cadence” and “Over My Shoulder” by Ruth Daigon are printed herein by permission of Ruth Daigon. “Repositioning the Mattress” by Ruth Daigon was previously published in her book, Handfulls of Times, by Small Poetry Press in the Select Poets Series in December 2002 and is reprinted herein by permission of Ruth Daigon and Small Poetry Press. Copyright © by Ruth Daigon.

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