Rebecca Morgan Frank

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About the Poet

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1970, Rebecca Morgan Frank was raised in Charlottesville and Lexington, Virginia and graduated from Vassar College in 1991. She earned an MFA from Emerson College in 2003, and in 2012, she received her PhD from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Elliston Fellow and a Taft Dissertation Fellow. Her academic teaching positions have included Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers; Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University; and Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Memorious: A journal of new verse & fiction, which she co-founded in 2004. In 2021, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle.

Frank’s poetry collections are Oh You Robot Saints! (2021), Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country (2018), and The Spokes of Venus (2017), all from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere (2012), published by Salmon Poetry in Ireland and a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is the recipient of a Meier Achievement Award, the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and fellowships from such places as the Mississippi Arts Commission, The Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited widely.



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Published Works or Performances

  • Oh You Robot Saints! Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2021.
  • Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country. Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2017.
  • The Spokes of Venus. Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016.
  • Little Murders Everywhere. Salmon Poetry, 2012.

Selected Individual Poems or Performances

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Rebecca Morgan Frank