Professor Runfola Publishes Poetry Collection
Monday, May 21, 2012
Posted by: Kevin Bates
Poetry by Ross T. Runfola, J.D., Ph.D. was published by the Poetry
Collection of the University at Buffalo Libraries in conjunction with
National Poetry Month in April. This is the fourth in a yearly series
featuring the work of poets living in Buffalo.
Dr. Runfola, professor in the Department of Social Sciences, wrote
"Three Poems,” a trio of poems: Bored Games, Magic Glass, and The Dog
Previous featured poets in this series have included Bernhard Frank, Ansie Baird and Jorge Guitart.
Dr. Ross T. Runfola is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a Phi Beta Kappa
and summa cum laude graduate of the University at Buffalo, where he also
earned his J.D. and Ph.D. He is an award-winning professor, attorney,
poet and journalist, including a piece for the New York Times that was
unanimously selected by the nation's sports editors as the best sports
feature published in any newspaper or magazine in the United States. He
has published hundreds of academic and popular articles, film scripts
and two books, co-writing the textbook Understanding Sociology (2006)
and co-editing the landmark Jock: Sports and Male Identity. A professor
at Medaille College, he has done post-graduate work at Oxford University
in England and Stanford University, and has been selected to every
Who’s Who list for which he is eligible, including Who’s Who in America,
Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in American Education.