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Rebecca Macijeski is a poet, editor, and educator. She is the author of Apocryphal Girl (Pinhole Poetry, 2024) and Autobiography (Split Rock Press, 2022).


She holds a PhD in English with a focus in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,  an MFA in writing 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. Her chapbook and full-length poetry manuscripts have placed in contests with Comstock Review, Four Way Books, and YesYes Books. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee, her poems have appeared in The Missouri ReviewConduit, Poet Lore, Barrow Street, Nimrod, The Journal, Sycamore Review, Fairy Tale Review, Puerto del Sol, and many others. She is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Creative Writing Programs at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.


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