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RUTH STONE'S VAST LIBRARY OF THE FEMALE MIND – Nora Jacobson (Norwich, Vermont)

Ruth Stone was a promising young poet, living an idyllic life with her beloved husband, a poet and professor. When he died unexpectedly by suicide, Ruth was flung out into the world, destitute with three daughters to support. Though not well known outside of the poetry world, Ruth won accolades and awards, such the National Book Award for Poetry, the Wallace Stevens Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Delmore Schwartz Award, and she was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, among many others. Beloved by many, Ruth’s house in Goshen, Vermont became a mecca for students, poets, friends and family members. There she inspired people to make art and write, not only through activities such as the “poetry game”, but by providing solace and nurture, surrounded by nature and camaraderie. After Ruth died, her granddaughter Bianca Stone and husband Ben Pease, began renovating Ruth’s house and turning it into a writer’s retreat. Their goal is to create an enduring legacy that will keep Ruth’s name alive and nurture a new generation of poets. 2021; 77 min.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    77 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Nora Jacobson
  • Screenwriter
    Nora Jacobson
  • Executive Producer
    Bill Stetson, Chard DeNiord
  • Filmmaker
    Nora Jacobson
  • Cast
    Ruth Stone, Bianca Stone, Sharon Olds, Toi Derricotte, Edward Hirsch, Major Jackson
  • Cinematographer
    Nora Jacobson
  • Editor
    Nora Jacobson
  • Animator
    Bianca Stone
  • Music
    Ty Gibbons