Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of 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 poems have appeared in such places as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and Orion, as well as on U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith’s podcast, The Slowdown. She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for her next manuscript in-progress, as well as a Theodore and Jane Norman Research Award from Brandeis University; a Faculty Innovation Award from the University of Southern Mississippi; a Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Fellowship, and fellowships from such places as the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Ragdale Foundation. Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the country.
A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Frank holds an MFA from Emerson College and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, Frank has taught at Emerson College and in the University of Southern Mississippi’s MA/PhD creative writing program, The Center for Writers; and she was the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University from 2016-2018. She is currently the 2019 Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University.
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