Rosebud Ben-Oni

Poet, Fiction Writer


Author's Bio

Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is the winner of 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery, forthcoming in 2021, and the author of turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, 2019). Her chapbook 20 Atomic Sonnets, which appears in Black Warrior Review (2020), is part of a larger future project called The Atomic Sonnets, which she began in 2019, in honor of the Periodic Table’s 150th Birthday. She is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow. 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), Tin House, Guernica, Black Warrior Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, Hayden’s Ferry Review,, among others. In 2017, her poem "Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark" was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in NYC and published by The Kenyon Review Online. Recently, her poem “Dancing with Kiko on the Moon” was featured in Tracy K. Smith’s The Slowdown.She’s part of the 2018 QUEENSBOUND project, and took part in The Onassis Foundation’s 2020 ENTER exhibition. She writes weekly for The Kenyon Review blog.

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)
Prizes won: 

Winner of 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery, Winner of the 2020 Bisexual Poetry Award for turn around, BRXGHT XYXS, 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, 2013 CantoMundo Fellowship





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Mixed Race
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Last update: Dec 12, 2020