Ruth Herschberger was born in 1917 in Philipse Manor, New York, and grew up
in Chicago. She attended the University of Chicago and Black Mountain College.
Her poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, The Nation,
Poetry, Partisan Review, and other magazines, as well as in
anthologies. She is the author of two books of poems, Nature & Love
Poems (Eakins Press, 1969) and A Way of Happening (1948), and
Adam's Rib (1948), a book of prose. She received a Hopwood Award for
Poetry, the Midland Authors Award for Poetry, the Harriet Monroe Memorial
Prize, a Rockefeller grant, and a Bollingen grant for translations of Vladimir
Mayakovsky. She lives in New York City.