We recently had a wonderful gathering in LA – the theme was adventure and what a raucous, beautiful time it was. The poet we featured was our dear pal Beth Ruscio. Beth is the daughter of actors, the late Al Ruscio and Kate Williamson, part of a family of artists, writers and vaudevillians, she has tried her hand at it all and as a professional actress, has appeared on stage, screen, television and heard on radio. She is the co-playwright (with husband Leon Martell) of 1961 ELDORADO. In this century, she’s writing poems. She was a finalist for last year’s Ruth Stone Poetry Prize. One of her poems won $500 second prize for Beyond Baroque’s Best Poem. And her manuscript, RAUCOUS SPELL OF LIGHT has semi-final-ed for the Crab Orchard First Book of Poetry twice, and once for The Perugia Press Prize. She has read for The Secret City, The Third Area, The Aloud Series, Beyond Baroque, Moonday, The Rapp Saloon, Library Girl. She’s most recently published in Cultural Weekly, Spillway, Malpais Review, In Posse, and online, check out the Poetry Goes To The Movies issue of speechlessthemagazine for her essay and tribute to her Dad, On Acting and The Art of Boxing.
See links below for these, and some other recent pieces Beth’s published.