ruth madievsky

2015 wrolstad poet

emergency brake (2016)

Ruth Madievsky was born in Moldova and currently lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Blackbird, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, West Branch, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. Madievsky was a 2015 Tin House Scholar in Poetry and is a chapbook reader for Gold Line Press. She is also a doctoral student at USC’s School of Pharmacy and a research assistant at an HIV clinic specializing in maternal care in Downtown Los Angeles. You can find her at