Rebecca Morgan Frank
Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, poet Rebecca Morgan Frank earned a BA at Vassar College, an MFA at Emerson College, and a PhD at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of the poetry collections The Spokes of Venus (2016) and Little Murders Everywhere (2012), which was shortlisted for a Kate Tufts Discovery Award.
Grounded in the particular, Frank’s musical and formally charged poems often move from discrete moments to wider engagement with the world. In a 2012 review of Little Murders Everywhere for the Tottenville Review, Deborah Bennett, delighting in Frank’s close attention to form and music, “the irregular music of layered sound,” notes, “The poems in Rebecca Morgan Frank’s debut collection Little Murders Everywhere bring to mind the former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s assertion that all poetry is meant to be read out loud, to be savored on the tongue. The words spill forth in a tumble of image, idea and sound, offering multi-layered pleasures.”
Frank’s honors include a Poetry Society of America Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award as well as fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Wesleyan Writers Conference. Cofounder and editor in chief of the online journal Memorious, Frank has taught at Emerson College, Grub Street, and the University of Southern Mississippi.