Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of two poetry collections: The Spokes of Venus, forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2016, and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon 2012), one of three finalists for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Ploughshares, New England Review, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review, Literary Imagination, Guernica, 32 Poems, Diode, and Washington Square, and have been reprinted in Best New Poets 2008, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for her newest manuscript-in-progress. She has recently been awarded fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA) and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her poems have been set as art song by composers Eric Malmquist and Brian Baxter, as well as by Aaron Stepp, with whom she recently collaborated on a work of digital music as joint fellows at VCCA.
The co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, she is an assistant professor at the Center for Writers, University of Southern Mississippi’s graduate creative writing program. She completed her PhD at the University of Cincinnati as an Elliston Poetry Fellow after earning an MFA from Emerson College and a BA from Vassar College. 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. She was born in Charlottesville, VA.
Author photograph by Mara Brod.