Rachel Mennies

Pittsburgh, PA

Author's Bio

Rachel Mennies is the author of The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, winner of the 2013 Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry and a finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award, and the chapbook No Silence in the Fields. Her poetry has appeared recently in Black Warrior Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Drunken Boat, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere, and has been reprinted at Poetry Daily. Mennies serves as the series editor (2015-) for the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry at Texas Tech University Press. She teaches writing at Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of AGNI’s editorial staff.

Publications and Prizes

The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards
(Texas Tech University Press, 2014)
Alaska Quarterly Review, Beecher's, berfrois, Black Warrior Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, Crab Creek Review, Crazyhorse, Cream City Review, Diagram, Dialogist, Drunken Boat, Gigantic Sequins, Handsome, Hayden's Ferry Review, iARTistas, Indiana Review, Kestrel, Linebreak, Meridian, Mid-American Review, MiPOesias, Poet Lore, Poetry Daily, Poets for Living Waters, RHINO, Sixth Finch, Sycamore Review, The Journal, The Pinch, The Women's Review of Books, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Witness
No Silence in the Fields
(Blue Hour Press, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
The Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, Leonard Steinberg/Academy of American Poets Prize, National Jewish Book Award (finalist)

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Last updated: Feb 05, 2016