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Rebecca Morgan Frank

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Connection to Illinois: Frank lives in Chicago.

Biography: Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of three previous titles, including two published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere, a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, American Poetry Review, the Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.

She has taught at Emerson College, Grub Street, and MassArt's low-residency program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and was an assistant professor at the Center for Writers, the graduate creative writing program at the University of Southern Mississippi.

  • ''Little Murders Everywhere'',
  • -- inalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Little Murders Everywhere
ISBN: 1907056890 OCLC: 757932072

Salmon Poetry, Cliffs of Moher : 2012.

'Little Murders Everywhere' is a chorus of elegies - one modern-day city dweller's observations on a decaying world, filled with miscommunication and failed relationships.

Oh You Robot Saints!
ISBN: 0887486681 OCLC: 1164495650

Carnegie Mellon University Press 2021

Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country
ISBN: 0887486258 OCLC: 982562532

Carnegie Mellon University Press Cliffs of Moher : 2017

The Spokes of Venus
ISBN: 0887486061 OCLC: 923649945

Carnegie Mellon University Press Cliffs of Moher : 2016

The gorgeously made poems in 'The Spokes of Venus' suggest he self-reflexivity of the beholder and the nuances of perception: the slippage between object and viewer. The process of experiencing the world deeply, of venturing beyond the literal, beneath the surface, becomes a form of love in these brilliant meditations on process and creativity. Whether the object is painting or dance, installations or music, Frank's elegant, cerebral poems evoke all the senses in richly condensed lines: a syntax that fibrillates with radiant linguistic spokes- insights so fresh that one can't help but be amazed and instructed: A god can see something / that does not yet exist in the world.