Dr. Rebecca Morgan Frank

Illinois, United States

Member Since: 09/02/2008

Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of three collections of poetry: Sometimes We're All living in a Foreign Country (Carnegie Mellon, 2017), The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016). and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry, 2012), a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in such places as The New Yorker, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Guernica, Best New Poets, Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, and on U.S. Poet LaureateTracy K. Smith's podcast The Slowdown. Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the U.S.  She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s 2010 Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Memorious: An Online Journal of New Verse & Fiction. She has taught at Emerson College and the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers and she was the Jacob ZIskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University from 2016-2018. She is the Distinguished Visiting Writer in poetry at Bowling Green State University for Spring 2019 and Spring 2020.

Website: www.rebeccamorganfrank.com

Twitter Username: @poetmorgan


  • Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country , Carnegie Mellon University Press (October 2017)
  • The Spokes of Venus , Carnegie Mellon University Press (February 2016)
  • Little Murders Everywhere , Salmon Poetry (February 2012)


  • Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award(2010)
  • AWP Intro Award(2009)
  • Finalist, Kate Tufts Discovery Award(2013)
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship in Poetry(2016)


  • Assistant Professor at University of Southern Mississippi (August 2012 - June 2016)
  • Jacob ZIskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University (September 2016 - May 2018)
  • Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University (2019 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Vassar College
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College
  • Doctoral Degree in English & Creative Writing from University of Cincinnati (2012)