Rebecca Reynolds

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Rebecca Reynolds is an American poet.


Rebecca Reynolds was born in Washington D. C.,[1] in which city she also grew up. She graduated from Vassar College, Rutgers University (MA in English), and the University of Michigan (MFA in creative writing/poetry).[2] Since 1991, she has worked as an administrator at Douglass College, and has also taught Creative Writing at Rutgers University.[3]

Stephen Burt calls her an Elliptical poet.[4] Her work has appeared in Quarterly West,[5] Boston Review, Spoon River Poetry Review,[6] Cimarron Review,[7] Quarterly West,[8] Verse,[9] and other journals.

She lives in Highland Park, New Jersey.[10]


  • Hopwood Award
  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts grant
  • 1998 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society for Daughter of the Hangnail


Poetry Books[edit]


  • American Poetry: the Next Generation. Carnegie Mellon Press.