Paul D. Ruffin (May 14, 1941 – April 13, 2016)   2 comments

.Paul Ruffin (1 of 1)_blogFormer Texas Poet Laureate, Paul D. Ruffin — May 31, 2007 Image by kenne

Writer, educator and editor, Paul D. Ruffin was born May 14, 1941, in Millport, AL. It is with sadness that I learned that Paul past away at 2:00 am yesterday (April 13, 2016) only hours after attending a gathering of poets in east Texas. 

“I’m a Renaissance man,” Paul Ruffin told Jeannie Kever, the Chronicle reporter whose article, “Well-Versed in Creativity,” on Ruffin appeared June 6, 2009. His impact on the Texas literary world will forever be lasting. 

I share again a video I produced and posted on this blog, August 7, 2009,  of the Texas Poetry Shoot-Out at “Good Books In The Woods,” Spring, Texas.



2 responses to “Paul D. Ruffin (May 14, 1941 – April 13, 2016)

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  1. It is with a heavy heart we write this. Paul was my husband’s cousin. Grew up with him and had many escapades together. Paul was also my student teacher when I was a sophomore in high school. We have all his published works and Jimmy has a lot of very good memories of Paul. We will miss him.


    Patricia Densmore

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