Rebecca Balcarcel

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Rebecca Balcárcel is the author of THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY, a middle-grade contemporary novel that is a Pura Belpé Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, called "a must-have for all library collections" by School Library Journal. She also serves the students of Tarrant County College as associate Professor of English.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Book:
The Other Half of Happy (Chronicle Books, 2019)

Poetry

Book:
Palabras in Each Fist (Pecan Grove Press, 2009)
Chapbook:
Ferry Crossing (Trilobite Press, 2002)
Journals:
5 A.M.
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Amarillo Bay
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Blue Violin
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Clockwatch Review
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Descant
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Diner
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Ilya's Honey
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Kaleidoscope
,
Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas
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Mutant Mule
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Mystic River Review
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New Stone Circle
, , ,
Paradigm
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Poetry Midwest
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Red River Review
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Sacred Journey
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Switched-On Gutenberg
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The Handmaiden
Prizes won: 

The Other Half of Happy Pura Belpré Honor Book; ALA Notable Book; Américas Award Honor Book; Jean Flynn Award for Best Middle Grade Novel by Tx Institute of Letters; Spirit of Texas Award

 Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize (Scholarship to Bennington Writing Seminars) Salzburg Fellowship (week-long program at Salzburg Global Seminar) NEH Fellowship (week-long study of T. Jefferson through CCHA) NE Tarrant County Artist Grant ($800 to share poetry with high schoolers)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
IA
Iowa
Raised in: 
Bedford, TX
Texas
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Last update: Sep 10, 2020