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Rebecca Morgan Frank

The Spokes of Venus (2016), by Rebecca Morgan Frank


Ziskind Poet-in-Residence


Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country (forthcoming, Carnegie Mellon, October 2017)

The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon, 2016)

Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry, 2012)

Poems in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, New England Review, Missouri Review, Literary Imagination, Guernica, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Anthropology and Humanism32 Poems, and elsewhere. Poems forthcoming in American Poetry ReviewOrion Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, and The Florida Review.

Essays and fiction in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Prairie Schooner, Five Chapters, The Cincinnati AnthologyThe Little Magazine in America: A Contemporary Guide, Black Camera: An International Film Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and elsewhere.

Art song and digital music collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited such places as the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, the University of Virginia's digital music festival, and a multi-artist exhibit at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in Maryland.

Selected Awards

Finalist, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, 2013
Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, 2010
Intro Journal Award from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, 2009

Current Projects

We'll Never Get Back to Zamboanga is a collection of poems that draws on my family's history in the Philippines, with a focus on the civilian prison camps where my grandfather, the son of a Filipino and an American, was held by the Japanese Army during World War II.

Editor-in-chief and co-founder of, a journal of new verse & fiction.

Selected Courses Taught

Directed Writing: Poetry (ENG 119b)
Mash-ups and Shatterings: Writing and Mutating Poetic Forms (ENG 149B)
Introduction to Creative Writing Workshop (ENG 19A)