Ruth Joffre writes fiction, poetry, and criticism. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Masters Review, Mid-American Review, Nashville Review, Cooper Nickel, DIAGRAM, and SmokeLong Quarterly, among others, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner and Drunken Boat. Her short story “Night Beast” was recently selected by Kelly Link as the first place winner of The Master’s Review’s 2016 Fall Fiction Contest.
Ruth was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She graduated with honors from Cornell University and went on to earn her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She now lives in Seattle, where she teaches creative writing at the Hugo House.