Ethel Rackin

Poet

Bucks County, PA
Phone: 
215-432-0649

Author's Bio

Ethel Rackin is the author of three books of poetry: The Forever Notes (Parlor Press, 2013); Go On (Parlor Press, 2016), a National Jewish Book Award finalist; and Evening (Furniture Press, 2017). Her collaborative lyric sequence, “Soledad,” written with Elizabeth Savage, was awarded the 2016 Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred by Elizabeth Robinson, and another collaborative sequence, "Silent e," is included in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Hotel Amerika, Jacket2, Kenyon Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Volt, and other journals. She earned her MFA from Bard College and her PhD in English Literature from Princeton University. The recipient of a 2018 MacDowell Colony fellowship, she has taught at Penn State Brandywine, Haverford College, and Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania, where she is a professor of English.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Evening (Furniture Press Books, 2017)
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Go On (Parlor Press, 2016)
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The Forever Notes (Parlor Press, 2013)
Journals: ,
Big Bridge
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Brooklyn Review
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Court Green
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Evergreen Review
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Hotel Amerika
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Jacket2
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Kenyon Review Online
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Skanky Possum
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Verse Daily
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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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Philadelphia
Raised in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: Jun 04, 2019