Welcome to the site of Paul Ruffin
Texas State University System Regents' Professor
Distinguished Professor of English, SHSU
2009 Texas State Poet Laureate
Editor, The Texas Review
Director, Texas Review Press
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Welcome to the Home Page of Dr. Paul Ruffin, 2009 Texas State Poet Laureate and Texas
State University System Regents’ Professor and Distinguished Professor of English
at Sam Houston State University.
SHSU Heritage Magazine
“Ruffin Named 2009 Texas Poet Laureate”
By Julia May
Voice of America
Oct 21, 2009
Link to article
“Death Row Inmates in Texas Tell Their Stories in New Book”
June 20, 2009
Web page article
Video is no longer online, but some thumbnails from it are shown at right.
Industrial Worker Book Review Winter 2012 Spotlight: Paul Ruffin
Link to interview page
"Paul Ruffin, author six collections of poetry, two novels, three short story collections,
and two books of essays, is arguably America’s greatest little-known author."--TRANSFUGE
MAGAZINE (Paris, April 4, 2009).
Paul Ruffin died on April 13, 2016.