Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of four books of poetry: Oh You Robot Saints!, Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country, and The Spokes of Venus, all from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry), a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, Catapult, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Poetry Ireland, Los Angeles Review of Books, Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, and elsewhere. Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the country. She is the recipient of such honors as a Meier Achievement Award, the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, a Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship, a Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Fellowship for the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ragdale Foundation, and the Writers’ Room of Boston. She holds an MFA from Emerson College and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Elliston Poetry Fellow. Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, Frank serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and lives outside of Chicago, where she has a space to write in Hemingway’s childhood attic as the Hemingway Foundation’s writer-in-residence.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: NEW & NOTABLE POETRY
“[Frank] picks at the tension between born and unborn, magic and science, fertility and sterility, the sexed and the sexless, the lifeless, the living, and the never-lived….That she reckons with the machine makes the aliveness of her voice, the heat behind it, all the more evident, and all the more urgent.” THE BOSTON GLOBE
“Eye-opening, jaunty: this is a whirl of a book.” THE MILLIONS
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