Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of three books 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. Her next manuscript in progress received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming such places as The New Yorker, APR, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, Orion, The Kenyon Review, Pleiades, The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, and on U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith’s podcast, The Slowdown. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Five Chapters, and Crazyhorse; her nonfiction in Los Angeles Review of Books, Black Camera, The Critical Flame, and The Cincinnati Anthology . Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the country.
Frank is the recipient of such awards as a Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Fellowship; a Theodore and Jane Norman Research Award from Brandeis University; a Faculty Innovation 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, and the Writers’ Room of Boston.
A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Frank holds an MFA from Emerson College and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Elliston Fellow and a Taft Dissertation Fellow. Her undergraduate studies were at Barnard College and Vassar College, where she received a BA in English. 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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