In the Next Galaxy

Winner, National Book Awards 2002 for Poetry

ISBN 9781556592072
Copper Canyon Press
Ruth Stone author photo
Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone (1915 – 2011) was born in Virginia. She is the author of thirteen books of poetry and her collected poems, What Love Comes To, was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. She is the recipient of many honors, including two Guggenheim Fellowships (one of which roofed her house). More about this author >

Award Years

Award Status

Award Categories

In this, her eighth collection of poems, Stone writes with a crackling intelligence from the vantage point of an aging and impoverished woman. Wise, sardonic, crafty, and misleadingly simple, Stone loves heavy themes but not heavy poems.

X