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One of our North Florida Poetry Hub members, Ruth Van Alstine, has been writing poetry for the past thirty-five years and more recently branching out into memoirs and stories. She also has recently begun exploring the creation of mixed media and abstract artwork with complimentary ekphratic writings.

An award-winning poet, she has published three books of poetry Fairies and Fantasies in 1996, Shattered Moonbeams in 2016, and A While Away. She has been published nationally and internationally, some of which include ACPAPA Literary Journal by Poet Plant Press, Cadence, and (a) River Rising Blooms. She published the very first edition of North Florida Poetry Hub's publishing project of limited-edition books, "Poet's Pen Volume 1". 

She is a member of the Ancient City Poets of St. Augustine, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Florida State Poets Association, and President of the North Florida Poetry Hub and is an active participant in Women Writing for (a) Change of Jacksonville, Florida.

In 2016 she established Rising Moon Press and works with poets to publish “The Poet’s Pen” and with other authors on various projects as her time allows. Rising Moon Press specializes in unique, small volumes of handmade limited-edition chapbooks and Zines.

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