Donora A. Rihn

Poet

Coventry Township, OH
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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 & Prizes

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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Disability, Incarcerated individuals, Mental Health, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Raised in: 
Back Mountain, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: May 01, 2019