ruth madievsky

2015 wrolstad poet

emergency brake (2016)

Originally from Moldova, Ruth Madievsky is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist living in Boston. Emergency Brake has spent five months on Small Press Distribution's Poetry Bestsellers List and is one of their top 30 bestselling books in any genre of the last several years. Ruth Madievsky's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She was the winner of The American Poetry Review's Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, The Iowa Review's Tim McGinnis Award for fiction, and a Tin House scholarship in poetry. When she is not writing, she works as an HIV and oncology pharmacist.