Ruby Hansen Murray

Ruby Hansen Murray is a citizen of the Osage Nation living in the lower Columbia River estuary. She is a writer and photographer, whose prose appears on Oregon Public Radio and in Wild in the Willamette, Oregon Humanities Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, American Ghost: Poets on Life after Industry, Tribal College Journal, Salal, and North Coast Squid. Her poetry appears in The Lake Rises, Tribal College Journal,and the Black Earth Institute’s About Place. She teaches creative writing in varied rural and tribal settings. A VONA fellow, she’s been awarded residencies at the Sitka Island Institute, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Brush Creek, Jentel, Playa and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. She began study with Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers and is completing an MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

2016 Writers Program

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  • Maria – Ruby Hansen Murray