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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.

Page last updated: 8/14/2016
Site was created 5/25/2009

Voice of America

Oct 21, 2009

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“Death Row Inmates in Texas Tell Their Stories in New Book”

Voice of America

June 20, 2009

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Copyright © 2009-2012 Paul D. Ruffin   All rights reserved.

Industrial Worker Book Review
Winter 2012 Spotlight: Paul Ruffin

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"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.
(This site will go dark on April 13, 2017)

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SHSU Heritage Magazine

Fall 2009

“Ruffin Named 2009 Texas Poet Laureate”

By Julia May