Professor Runfola Publishes Poetry Collection

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May 21, 2012

Dr. Ross RunfolaPoetry 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 Walkers Club.
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.


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