Rebecca Morgan Frank

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Rebecca Morgan Frank

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Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016) and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon 2012), finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her third collection of poems, Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon in Fall 2017. She is the recipient of the 2010 Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for a manuscript in progress, and her poems, essays, and stories have recently appeared in such places as Ploughshares, New England Review, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review, Literary Imagination, Guernica, 32 Poems, Los Angeles Review of Books, Five Chapters, and Washington Square, and have been reprinted in Best New Poets 2008, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She is the recipient of fellowships from the VCCA, CATWALK, the Writers' Room of Boston, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her poems have been set as art song by composers Eric Malmquist and Brian Baxter, as well as by Aaron Stepp, with whom she recently collaborated on a work of digital music as joint fellows at VCCA. Her poem “Caught,” which first appeared in New England Review, has been made into a film by Jay Buim through Motionpoems.

The co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, she is an the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University. She completed her PhD at the University of Cincinnati as an Elliston Poetry Fellow after earning an MFA from Emerson College and a BA from Vassar College.  She has taught at Emerson and Emmanuel Colleges in Boston, MassArt’s low-residency MFA program at the Fine Arts Work Center, the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Grub Street in Boston. She was born in Charlottesville, VA.