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Literature and writing educator

Ruth Feuerborn Harrison, American literature and writing educator. Joint honor scholar, 1947; National Endowment for Humanities grantee, 1981; graduate assistantships Portland State University, 1966-1968, U. Oregon, 1968-1969. Member National Organization for Women, South County Tuesday Writing Group, Academy American Poets.


Harrison, Ruth Feuerborn was born on August 23, 1930 in Garnett, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Vincent Herman and Mary Jane (Weaver) Feuerborn.


Bachelor in English, Portland State University, 1966. Master of Arts in English, Portland State University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Medieval Comparative Literature, University Oregon, 1974.


Assistant professor English department Portland State University, Oregon, 1969—1974. Freelance editor, consultant Editing, Inc., 1974—1977. Adjunct professor English department Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, 1977—1982.

Technical writer, technical editor Bendix (aka University of North Carolina Geotech), Grand Junction, Colorado, 1983—1987. Adjunct professor English department Oregon Coast Community College, Newport, 1987—1993. Textbook reviewer Prentice-Hall, 1974-1977.

Poetry workshop leader Moon Fish, Yachats (Oregon) Literature Festival, others. Judge national student chapbook contest National Federation State Poetry Societies, 2000. Contest judge Chapparal Poets, League Minnesota Poets, Utah State Poetry Society, Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial International Poetry Contest, others.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (textbooks) Punctuation: A Programmed Text, 1969, English 101: Survey of English Literature, 1972, history booklet for Little Log Church History Museum, 1994, Quite Unreasonable, 2001, (poems) Bone Flute, 1996, Namesong, 2004, Under the Bookcliffs, 2004-2008.


Member of National Organization of Women, National Federation State Poetry Societies (1st place founders award), Academy American Poets, South County Tuesday Writing Group, Oregon State Poetry Assn (spring and fall contest coordinator 2002, 2003, Pushcart nominee 1996, 1999, 2002, 2004, more than 50 awards).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: herb garden, writing poetry.


Married Bryce Robert Howard, September 14, 1949 (divorced August 1973). Children: Sam Bryce Howard, Bryan Jeffrey Howard, Gregory Robert Howard. Married Frederick Charles Harrison, September 13, 1973.

Vincent Herman Feuerborn

Mary Jane (Weaver) Feuerborn

Bryce Robert Howard

Frederick Charles Harrison

Gregory Robert Howard Harrison

Sam Bryce Howard Harrison

Bryan Jeffrey Howard Harrison