Ruth Carr

Life
1953- ?; b. Belfast [Ruth Hooley]; raised independently of Protestant or Catholic traditions in N. Ireland; ed. QUB (English); completed MA on Janet McNeill (University of Ulster); contrib. poetry to Poetry Ireland Review, 11 (1984), Fortnight and The Belfast Review; contrib. & ed., The Female Line (1985); ed., with Gráinne Tobin, Sally Wheeler and Ann Zell, Word of Mouth: Poems (1996), ‘a celebration of women’s voices’ [Pref.].

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Works
[Ruth Hooley] ed., The Female Line (NI Women's Rights Movement 1985), 190pp.; [Ruth Carr,] Gráinne Tobin, Sally Wheeler & Ann Zell, eds., Word of Mouth: Poems (Belfast: Blackstaff Press 1996), pp.118 [incl. poems by Carr, Margaret Curran, Elaine Gaston, Pia Gore, Ann McKay, Eilish Martin, Joan Newmann, Kate Newmann, Tobin, Mary Twomey, Sally Wheeler, and Zell. [Acknowledgement makes thanks to Linen Hall Library on behalf of Word of Mouth Collective; also Downtown Women’s Centre and Women’s News for computer facilities; Arts Council (NI); NI Voluntary Trusts, and Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig.]

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Criticism
Rebecca E. Wilson & Gillian Somerville-Arjat, [interviews] eds., Sleeping with Monsters: Conversations with Scottish and Irish Women Poets (Dublin: Wolfhound 1990), pp.165-72 [incl. poems, “My Mother’s House”; “Cut the Cake”].

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