Bio

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 in The New YorkerAmerican Poetry ReviewPloughshares, 32 PoemsThe Kenyon Review, Pleiades, The Southern ReviewPoetry IrelandCrazyhorse, 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 the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola 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.

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, she currently lives just outside of Chicago, where she teaches in the MFA Program in Prose & Poetry at Northwestern University and is the writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace in Oak Park. In Fall 2021, she will be visiting faculty at the OSU Cascades low-residency MFA program.

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