Ethel Rackin

Bucks County, PA

Author's Bio

Ethel Rackin is the author of The Forever Notes (Parlor Press, 2013); Go On (Parlor Press, 2016), a National Jewish Book Award finalist; and Evening (Furniture Press, 2017). Elizabeth Robinson awarded her collaborative lyric sequence, “Soledad,” written with Elizabeth Savage, the 2016 Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred. Rackin's poems, book reviews, and collaborations have appeared widely in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, Jacket2, Kenyon Review, Parabola, Verse Daily, and Volt. She earned her MFA from Bard College and her PhD in English Literature from Princeton University. She has taught at Penn State Brandywine, Haverford College, and Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania, where she is currently an associate professor.

Publications and Prizes

Go On
(Parlor Press, 2016)
, The Forever Notes
(Parlor Press, 2013)
American Poetry Review, Big Bridge, Brooklyn Review, Colorado Review, Court Green, Evergreen Review, Hotel Amerika, Jacket2, Kenyon Review Online, Poetry East, Skanky Possum, South Dakota Review, Verse Daily, Volt
Prizes Won: 
Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred, Co-Author: Elizabeth Savage; Finalist, National Jewish Book Award, 2016; Finalist, Green Rose Prize in Poetry, 2016; Finalist, 2014 Akron Poetry Prize

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Philadelphia, PA
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Last updated: Oct 24, 2017