Rachel Mennies

Poet

Chicago, IL
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Author's Bio

Rachel Mennies is the author of The Naomi Letters (BOA Editions, 2021) and The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards (Texas Tech University Press, 2014), winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Believer, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Mennies serves as the series editor (2016– ) for the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize and as AGNI’s reviews editor.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
The Naomi Letters (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2021)
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The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards (Texas Tech University Press, 2014)
Chapbook:
No Silence in the Fields (Blue Hour Press, 2012)
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Boxcar Poetry Review
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Dialogist
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Drunken Boat
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Handsome
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iARTistas
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MiPOesias
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Poetry Daily
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Poets for Living Waters
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Sycamore Review
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The Women's Review of Books
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Prizes won: 

The Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, Leonard Steinberg/Academy of American Poets Prize, National Jewish Book Award (finalist)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
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Last update: Mar 22, 2021