Rosebud Ben-Oni


Author's Bio

Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a CantoMundo Fellow. She was a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan, and a Horace Goldsmith Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of SOLECISM (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013), a contributor to The Conversant, and an Editorial Advisor for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Arts & Letters, Prelude, The Volta, among others. She writes weekly for The Kenyon Review blog. Find her at

Publications and Prizes

(Virtual Artists Collective, 2013)
Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Literature
(Toby Press, 2006)
Arts & Letters, Bayou Magazine, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Camera Obscura Journal, Poetry Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Prelude, Puerto del Sol, Slice, Structo, American Poetry Review, The Journal, The Rialto, TriQuarterly
Prizes Won: 
Honors include a 2014 Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA); the Editor's Prize for her short story “A Way out of the Colonia” in the Winter 2010 issue of Camera Obscura: A Journal of Contemporary Literature and Photography; Rackham Merit Fellowship at University of Michigan. She was a Leopold Schepp Scholar and a Rudin Scholar at New York University, and a Horace Goldsmith Scholar at Hebrew University. She has received research grants from American Jewish League for Israel and the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. She also won both Seth Barkas Prize for Best Short Story and the Thomas Wolfe/Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Best Collection Poetry, at New York University.

More Information

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Mixed Race
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Last updated: Sep 02, 2016