Rosebud Ben-Oni

Poet, Fiction Writer

New York US

Author's Bio

Rosebud Ben-Oni is the author of several collections of poetry, including If This Is the Age We End Discovery (March 2021), which won the Alice James Award and was a Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.  She has received fellowships and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, City Artists Corps, Café Royal Cultural Foundation, CantoMundo and Queens Council on the Arts. Her work appears in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Poetry Society of America (PSA), The Poetry Review (UK), Poetry Wales, Tin House, Guernica, Electric Literature, among others. Her poem "Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark" was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in NYC, and her poem “Dancing with Kiko on the Moon” was featured in Tracy K. Smith’s The Slowdown. In May 2022, Paramount commissioned her video essay “My Judaism is a Wild Unplace" for a campaign for Jewish Heritage Month, which appeared on Paramount Network, MTV Networks, The Smithsonian Channel, VH1 and many others. In January 2023, she’ll perform at Carnegie Hall on International Holocaust Memorial Day, as part “We Are Here: Songs From The Holocaust.”

Publications & Prizes

Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Literature (Toby Press, 2006)
If This Is the Age We End Discovery (Alice James Books, 2021)
turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, LLC, 2019)
SOLECISM (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013)
Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day
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Winner of 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery, Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Winner of the 2020 Bisexual Poetry Award for turn around, BRXGHT XYXS. Fellowships and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, City Artists Corps, Café Royal Cultural Foundation,CantoMundo and Queens Council on the Arts. 





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Last update: Dec 22, 2022