Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon 2012), shortlisted for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon University Press, forthcoming 2016). Her poems have appeared in such places as Ploughshares, New England Review, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review online, Literary Imagination, Guernica, 32 Poems, Southern Indiana Review, The Guardian, and Washington Square, and have been reprinted in Best New Poets 2008, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She was awarded the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, judged by Marilyn Hacker, for her next manuscript-in-progress.
Frank was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. She holds a BA from Vassar College, an MFA from Emerson College, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Elliston Poetry Fellow and a Taft Dissertation Fellow. She is the recipient of fellowships from such places as the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA), the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Catwalk, the Writers’ Room of Boston, and the Wesleyan Writers Conference.
The co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, Frank is an assistant professor at the Center for Writers, University of Southern Mississippi’s graduate program in creative writing program. She has taught at Emerson and Emmanuel Colleges in Boston, MassArt’s low-residency MFA program at the Fine Arts Work Center, and Grub Street in Boston.
Author photograph by Mara Brod.