Ruth Williams is the author of Flatlands (Black Lawrence Press, 2018), a full-length collection of poetry, as well as two poetry chapbooks, Nursewfiery (Jacar Press, 2019) and Conveyance (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Her poetry has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, jubilat, Pleiades, and Third Coast among others. She has also published creative nonfiction in Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, and South Loop Review.
Ruth's scholarly work on women's writing and feminism appears in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, The Journal of Popular Culture, Michigan Feminist Studies, College Literature, and The Writer's Chronicle. In 2011-2012, she was a Fulbright scholar in Seoul, South Korea where she researched U.S.-Korea relations and interviewed Korean women poets Kim Hyesoon, Jeongrye Choi, and Kim Seung-hee.
Ruth holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from Eastern Washington University; currently, she is an Associate Professor of English at William Jewell College where she teaches workshops in poetry and creative nonfiction as well as courses in American, women's, and ethnic literature. She also serves as an editor for Bear Review, a literary journal.