Death of Ruth Stone

June 8, 1915 - November 19, 2011
Goshen, Vermont | Age 96

Award-winning poet dies in Vermont at 96
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HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press

Ruth Stone, an award-winning poet for whom tragedy halted, then inspired a career that started in middle age and thrived late in life as her sharp insights into love, death and nature received ever-growing acclaim, has died in Vermont. She was 96.

Stone, who for decades lived in a farmhouse in Goshen, died Nov. 19 of natural causes at her home in Ripton, her daughter Phoebe Stone said Thursday. She was surrounded by her daughters,...

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