Michael Ruby is a poet and journalist who lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of five full-length poetry books, including Compulsive Words (BlazeVOX, 2010) and American Songbook (UDP, 2013). His trilogy, Memories, Dreams and Inner Voices (Station Hill, 2012), includes Fleeting Memories, a UDP web-book, and Inner Voices Heard Before Sleep, an Argotist Online ebook. He is also the author of four Dusie chapbooks, including The Star-Spangled Banner (2011) and Close Your Eyes (2013), which was No. 1 on Artforum's Top 10; and he is the co-editor of Bernadette Mayer's collected early books, Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words (Station Hill, 2015). Recordings of four of his books and an interview are available on PennSound. A graduate of Harvard College and Brown University's writing program, he works as an editor of U.S. news and political articles at The Wall Street Journal.
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