Donora A. Rihn

Portage Lakes, OH

Author's Bio

Donora A. Rihn is the author of The Day of Small Things (with Andrew Rihn; Really Serious Literature, 2018), The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: An Election Cycle (with Andrew Rihn; Moria Books/Locofo Chaps, 2017), Jeff Bridges (with illustrations by Goodloe Byron; Cobalt Press, 2016), The Aphasia Poems (S▲L, 2014), and several other books and chapbooks of poetry and theory, as well as the one-act play The Plagiarist (NEA, 2015). Her current work-in-progress is entitled Annihilation Rhetoric. Rihn’s work frequently appears in Hint Fiction (W.W. Norton & Company), Hobart, Monkeybicycle, OCCULUM, Pedagogy, Women in Clothes (Penguin Random House), and other anthologies and journals, and she often performs across the United States. She is a senior lecturer in the English department at The University of Akron and lives in a tiny house in the Portage Lakes area of Northeast Ohio with her husband and collaborator, the writer and scholar Andrew Rihn, and their two rescue dogs.

Publications and Prizes

Covenant (with Zachary C. Bush)
(Gold Wake Press, 2012)
, Exhibition
(Gold Wake Press, 2008)
, Jeff Bridges (with illustrations by Goodloe Byron)
(Cobalt Poetry Series, 2016)
, Parapherna
(Dancing Girl Press, 2006)
, The Aphasia Poems
(Solar Luxuriance, 2014)
, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: An Election Cycle (with Andrew Rihn)
(Moria Books, 2017)
, Theology of the Body
(Gold Wake Press, 2010)
Best of the Web 2010
(Dzanc Books, 2010)
, Hint Fiction
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)
, Narrative (Discontinuities): Prose Experiments by Younger American Writers
(Moria Books, 2013)
, Women in Clothes
(Penguin, 2014)
Artifice, Birdfeast, Cobalt Review, Conte, Diode, Dusie, Elimae, Everyday Genius, Frigg Magazine, HER KIND, Hobart, Ilk, Interrupture, Kill Author, Monkeybicycle, NANO Fiction, Night Train, Occulum, Pank, Pebble Lake Review, Revolution John, Segue, Sixth Finch, Spork, The Airgonaut, Collagist, Orange Room Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Verse Daily, Wheelhouse, Wigleaf

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Adults, At Risk Youth, Mentally Ill, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Raised in: 
Back Mountain, PA
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Last updated: Sep 20, 2018