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 womens voices [Pref.].
[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 Womens Centre and Womens News for computer facilities;
Arts Council (NI); NI Voluntary Trusts, and Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig.]
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
Mothers House; Cut the Cake].