Ed Ruzicka was raised beside creeks and cornfields not far from Chicago, and at seventeen followed his thumb to the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and later to Harvard Square, Bread Loaf at Middlebury, Vermont and Juarez, Mexico.
In 1973 Ed hitchhiked to Louisiana to visit Charles N. deGravelles. He saw live oaks and never left.
For decades, Ed has practiced and continues to love practicing occupational therapy. He first worked with special needs children in a local school system but now works part-time, primarily in rehab settings.
Ed has previously published one full-length book of poems, Engines of Belief.
Ed’s poems have appeared in the Atlanta Review, Rattle, Canary and the San Pedro River Review as well as many other literary journals and anthologies. Ed has been a finalist for the Dana Award and the New Millennium Award.
Ed lives with his wife Renee and Tucker the doddering bulldog in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Find more about Ed and his work at edrpoet.com