Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of three collections of poems: Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (2017) and The Spokes of Venus (2016), both from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry, 2012), finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She was awarded the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for her next manuscript in progress. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming such places as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, Orion, The Kenyon Review, and on U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith’s podcast, The Slowdown, Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the country.
Frank is the recipient of a Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Fellowship; a Theodore and Jane Norman Research Award from Brandeis University; both a Faculty Innovation Award and a Junior Faculty Creative Activity Award from the University of Southern Mississippi; an AWP Intro Journal Award; and fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Emory University’s Manuscript and Rare Books Library, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, Catwalk Artists’ Residency, and the Writers’ Room of Boston.
A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Frank holds a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Elliston Fellow and a Taft Dissertation Fellow; an MFA from Emerson College; and a BA from Vassar College. She is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, and she has taught at Emerson College; the University of Southern Mississippi’s graduate writing program,The Center for Writers; and at Brandeis University, where she was the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence from 2016-2018. She is a Distinguished Visiting Writer for the Fall 2019 residency of the OSU Cascades low-residency MFA program, and for Spring semesters of 2019 and 2020. she is the Distinguished Visiting Writer in poetry at Bowling Green State University.
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