Rebecca Macijeski holds a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a BA in English and Music from Simmons College (now Simmons University). She has attended artist residencies with The Ragdale Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Art Farm Nebraska. She's worked for Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry newspaper column, worked as an Assistant Editor in Poetry for the literary journals Prairie Schooner and Hunger Mountain, and is the recipient of a 2012 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize. In 2016 she attended the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching at Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, NH. She has also offered collaborative workshops at the National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference in Kansas City and Denver. A Pushcart Prize Nominee, her poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, Conduit, Poet Lore, Barrow Street, Nimrod, The Journal, Sycamore Review, Fairy Tale Review, Puerto del Sol, and many others. She currently serves as Creative Writing Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.