Bio

img_1930boxingcarmvs1headshot-version-3Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of three collections of poems: Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (Carnegie Mellon, 2017); The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon, 2016); and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry, 2012), finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award.  She received the Poetry Society of America’s  Alice Fay di Castagnola Award  for her next manuscript-in-progress, and her poems have appeared in such places as The New Yorker, American Poetry ReviewPloughshares, New England Review, Literary Imagination, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review online, and Guernica.

Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the U.S. Her awards include 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, an AWP Intro Journal Award, and fellowships and residencies from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference, the Writers’ Room of Boston, Catwalk, and the Ragdale Foundation.

A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Frank holds a BA from Vassar College, an MFA from Emerson College, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati. Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, Frank has taught at Emerson College; the MassArt/FAWC low-res program; and Grub Street of Boston, and she spent four years as an assistant professor in the University of Southern Mississippi’s creative writing program, The Center for Writers. She was the  Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet in Residence at Brandeis University from 2016-2018. In Spring 2019, she will be the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University. She currently calls the Chicago area home.

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Author photo by Betty Press.

 

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