Curriculum Vitae


Near The Wall Of Lion Shadows (Salt Mound Press), 1969
Suddenly Thunder (Barlenmir House), 1972
Offshore (Barlenmir House), 1974
Double Exposure, With Paul Kaufman (Barlenmir House), 1978
Clockworks (Barlenmir House), 1979
Speedway (Chantry Press), 1983
Chords & Other Poems (Chantry Press), 1986
Many Rooms In A Winter Night: New & Selected Poems
(Croton Review Press), 1989


Voices Of Odyssey, Editor (Odyssey House), 1974
Moving Closer (Catalyst Press), 1977
Moveable Parts (Folder Editions), 1979
Twelve Arrangements In A Japanese Tea Garden/ Haiku, 1989


Alan, Carlos, Theresa


Reading from Near The Wall Of Lion’s Shadows,
Lamont Poetry Room, Harvard University

Publications, Essays, & Monographs

The Croton Review (Editor), 1979-1989
Poetry Therapy: A Therapeutic Tool & Healing Force, 1983
Louise Bogan: A Reminiscence
The Suicide Trip Or Survival Of The New Humanism
Poetry: A Therapeutic Tool In The Treatment Of Drug Abuse

Book Anthologies

The Writing On The Wall, Walter Lowenfels, Ed. (Doubleday, NY), 1969
From The Belly Of The Shark/ Poems By And About Indigenous People
Walter Lowenfels, Ed., (Vintage Books, NY), 1973
Rising Tides: 20th Century American Women Poets, Laura Chester &
Sharon Barba, eds. (Washington Sq. Press, Pocket Books, NY), 1973
For Neruda, For Chile, Walter Lowenfels, Ed., (Beacon Press, Boston), 1975
Blood To Remember: American Poets On The Holocaust,
Charles Fishman, ed. (Texas Tech Univ. Press), 1991
The Anthology of American Woman Poets


Poetry Society Of America
P. E. N.
Association For Poetry Therapy
Croton Council On The Arts (Founder & President), NY
Poetry Therapist, Odyssey House, NY
Bronx Council On The Arts

Awards & Fellowships

Association for Poetry Therapy, Certification
“Visiting Artist,” Arts In Education Program,
Council for the arts, Westchester, NY
Poet-In-Residence, Mundelein College, Illinois
The Cecil Hemley Award (Poetry Society of America)
Fellow, MacDowell Colony , NH
Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, VT
Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
“Woman of the Year,” Croton-Council Women’s Center NY


Ruth Lisa Schechter’s work has appeared in over 150 literary journals, including: Prairie Schooner, Pivot, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Footworks, The NY Quarterly, The Southwest Review, Dassein, The Greenville Review, The New Mexico Anthology of Women Poets, The New York Quarterly, and Kosmo.

Her literary papers can be found in the Special Collections Archive, The Mugar Memorial Library, Boston University. Papers from her early work can be found at Mundelein College (Illinois). Collections of her books can also be found in: the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library/Donnell Branch, the Boston Public Library, the Boston University Library, the Lamont Library (Harvard University), the Sudbury Public Library (Sudbury Mass.), and the Croton Free Library (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)


All poems © The Estate of Ruth Lisa Schechter
For more information, contact
Bill Schechter