Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon University Press, forthcoming 2016) and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon 2012), one of the three finalists for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for her next manuscript-in-progress. Her poems have recently appeared in such places as Ploughshares, New England Review, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review, Literary Imagination, Guernica, 32 Poems, Southern Indiana Review, and Washington Square, and have been reprinted in Best New Poets 2008, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. Her poems have been set as art song by multiple composers, and her recent digital collaboration with composer Aaron Stepp, which was created as joint fellows at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, was exhibited at the Brentwood Arts Exchange Gallery as part of the group show “Axis.” Her poem “Caught,” which first appeared in New England Review, has been made into a film by Jay Buim through Motionpoems.
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 the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA), the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Catwalk, 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 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.