Rachel Jamison Webster

Rachel Jamison Webster

Rachel Jamison Webster lives in Chicago and teaches poetry at Northwestern University where she is an artist-in-residence. She edits the online anthology of international poetry, UniVerse. For several years, she designed and taught writing workshops for city kids, and with them, she edited two anthologies of writing by young Chicagoans, Alchemy (2001) and Paper Atrium (2004). She earned her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College and received a Young Poets Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Her poems have been published in Poetry, the Paris Review, the Southern Review, the Madison Review, and other journals. 

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Poetry Lectures
  • Listen Poetry and Piano
    Poets Reginald Gibbons, Rachel Jamison Webster, Christina Pugh, and Ed Roberson are accompanied on piano by Mabel Kwan and Ari Brown. Recorded in April 2011, recording courtesy of WBEZ Chicago Amplified.
The Poetry Magazine Podcast
  • Listen Save the Candor
    Poems from Rachel Jamison Webster, Amit Majmudar, Douglas Kearney, and Amy Gerstler; plus Reginald Dwayne Betts on what not to do if you want to write poetry.

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Rachel Jamison Webster

Biography

Rachel Jamison Webster lives in Chicago and teaches poetry at Northwestern University where she is an artist-in-residence. She edits the online anthology of international poetry, UniVerse. For several years, she designed and taught writing workshops for city kids, and with them, she edited two anthologies of writing by young Chicagoans, Alchemy (2001) and Paper Atrium (2004). She earned her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson . . .

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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