RUTH VAN ALSTINE

Creator of The Poet's Pen Project & Author of The Poet's Pen Volume 1~

A Limited Edition Series "Zine" 

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One of our North Florida Poetry Hub members, Ruth Van Alstine, has been writing poetry since a young age and writing poetry for the past thirty-five years and more recently branching out into memoirs and stories. She has had poems published in national and international anthologies to include The Parnassus of World Poets Anthology, Cadence, and  “(a) River Rising~Branches”. Her collection of whimsical poetry, “Fairies and Fantasies”, first released in 1996, “Shattered Moonbeams” in 2017. Most recently, “A While Away”, a small run, limited edition poetry chapbook was released in April 2021. A creative artist of handcrafts, this past year she has developed a passion for acrylic multimedia art, which has led to yet another outlet of creative expression and her art is shown in the St Augustine Beach Art Gallery and the 2022 “Oceans” Exhibit with Women Writing For (a) Change. She is President of North Florida Poetry Hub, the local Chapter of Florida State Poets Association in Jacksonville, Florida.

In 2016 she established Rising Moon Press and works individually with the poets of North Florida Poetry Hub to publish “The Poet’s Pen” and with other authors on various projects. Rising Moon Press specializes in unique, small volumes of handmade limited-edition chapbooks and Zines.