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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 poetry and prose has appeared in The New YorkerAmerican Poetry ReviewPloughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Southern ReviewPoetry IrelandLos 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 the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, a Meier Achievement Award, a Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship, and fellowships from such places as the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Writers’ Room of Boston. She holds an MFA from Emerson College and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. She has previously taught at Brandeis University, Bowling Green State University, the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers, and Emerson College. Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, Frank serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle.

A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Frank currently lives just outside of Chicago, where she teaches in the MFA Program in Prose & Poetry at Northwestern University and the OSU Cascades low-residency MFA program. She is the writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace in Oak Park.

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