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  • Beth Ruscio is the daughter of actors, part of a working class family of artists, actors, teachers and writers. She is the current winner of the Brick Road Poetry Prize, and her collection SPEAKING PARTS will be published in Spring, 2020. Her poetry has been Pushcart Prize nominated and won finalist honors for several prizes and awards, including The Wilder Prize, The Sunken Garden Prize, The Tupelo Quarterly Prize, The Ruth Stone Poetry Award, and The Two Sylvias Prize. She was featured poet for the June 2019 issue of Cathexis Northwest Press, and have other recent work published in Tupelo Quarterly, Cultural Weekly, Tulane Review, Spillway, Malpais Review, High Shelf, and have poems in the anthologies Dark Ink: Poetry Inspired by Horror, Beyond the Lyric Moment, 1001 Nights, and Conducting a Life: Maria Irene Fornes, and the upcoming anthology 50 Years with Beyond Baroque. Beth is also an accomplished award winning actress, and a mentor at Otis College of Art and Design.

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