About

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Rebecca Morgan Frank’s fourth collection of poems, Oh You Robot Saints!, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon in February 2021. Her previous collections are Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country and The Spokes of Venus, both from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry), finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in The New YorkerAmerican Poetry ReviewPloughshares, 32 PoemsThe Kenyon Review, Pleiades, The Southern Review, Poetry Ireland, Academy of American Poets Poem-a-DayThe Slowdown podcast, and elsewhere. Her fiction and essays have appeared such places as Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, The Orison Anthology, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the country. She is the recipient of Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Writers’ Room of Boston.

Frank holds a BA from Vassar College, an MFA from Emerson College, and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. She is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, and her most recent teaching positions were as the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University (2016-2018); as the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University (Spring 2019 & 2020); and as Distinguished Visiting Writer at OSU-Cascades low-residency MFA program (Fall 2019 & 2020). She teaches in the MFA Program in Poetry and Prose at Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies. She is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia and lives in Chicago.