About

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Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of four poetry collections: 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), finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared such places as The New YorkerAmerican Poetry ReviewPloughshares, 32 PoemsThe Kenyon Review, Pleiades, The Southern Review, Poetry Ireland, Crazyhorse, Academy of American Poets Poem-a-DayThe Slowdown podcast, and elsewhere. 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 for her next manuscript in-progress and fellowships from such places as 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. Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, her recent teaching positions include Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University; Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University; and Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia and lives in Chicago, where she teaches in the MFA Program in Prose & Poetry at Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies.