Born in Memphis, TN in 1957,William Ruleman has painted since 1969, composed poetry since 1986, and translated poetry and fiction since 1996. 

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Etsy shop (for ordering prints of paintings):



B. A., the University of Virginia

M. A., the University of Memphis

Ph.D., the University of Mississippi


Grants & Awards 

2006- Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship

2009- Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship

2014-  Appalachian College Association

            Summer Fellowship



2006 - Tunica River Park Museum

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