Rebecca Ruth Gould

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Translator

College of Arts and Law University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK B15 2TT
Phone: 
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/languages/gould-rebecca.aspx
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Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Journals: ,
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
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Kenyon Review Online
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New Haven Review

Fiction

Anthologies:
How Well You Walk Through Madness (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Lovers’ Lies (Arachne, 2013)
Journals:
New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing
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Postcolonial Text
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Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Poetry

Book:
Cityscapes (Alien Buddha Press, 2019)
Journals:
Descant
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GNU Journal
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Otoliths
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The Feminist Wire

Translation

Book:
After Tomorrow the Days Disappear Ghazals and Other Poems by Hasan Sizji, translated from the Persian (Northwestern University Press, 2016)
Prizes won: 

British Academy Writing Workshop, “Southern Global Epistemologies” (2018); Monograph Award, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (shared with co-author, 2018), Arthur Miller Centre Essay Prize, British Association of American Studies (2018); Finalist, Lunch Ticket's Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts (co-recipient with Kayvan Tahmasebian, 2017); Finalist, The Coil's Luminaire Award for Best Poetry (Alternating Current Press, 2017); Florence Howe Award for Feminist Scholarship, Modern Languages Association, Women’s Caucus (2015); Charles Schmitt Prize, International Society for Intellectual History (2015); Translator’s Honorarium, Literature in Translation Program, Georgian National Book Center (2015); Mentorship in Literary Translation, British Centre for Literary Translation, Arts Council England (2013);  American Literary Translators Association Fellowship (2007)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Writers of importance to me include Virginia Woolf, Mahmoud Darwish, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Titsian Tabidze (a Georgian poet), Jorge Luis Borges, Danilo Kis, Magomed Mamakaev (a Chechen poet), George Eliot, Franz Kafka, and Edith Wharton. Thinkers who have influenced me include Giambattista Vico, Walter Benjamin, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Emma Goldman.
What I'm reading now: 
Homo Poeticus: Essays and Interviews by Danilo Kiš

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any, Immigration, Incarcerated individuals
Fluent in: 
English, Persian, Russian
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Washington, DC, New York, Sacramento, Tampa, OR
Oregon
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Last update: Aug 14, 2019