Rebecca Seiferle

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Rebecca Seiferle is an American poet.


Seiferle has a BA from the University of the State of New York with a major in English and History, and a minor in Art History. In 1989, she received her MFA from Warren Wilson College.

She taught English and creative writing for a number of years at San Juan College and has taught at the Provincetown Fine Arts Center, Key West Literary Seminar,[1] Port Townsend Writer's Conference, Gemini Ink, the Stonecoast MFA program She has been poet-in-residence at Brandeis University.

She has regularly reviewed for The Harvard Review and Calyx, and her work has appeared in Partisan Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review,[2] Carolina Quarterly.[3] She is editor of The Drunken Boat.[4]

She lives with her family in Tucson, Arizona.


Her first book, The Ripped-Out Seam won the Bogin Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Writers' Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, and the National Writers Union Prize, and was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize.

Her second collection, The Music We Dance To (Sheep Meadow 1999) won the 1998 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her third poetry collection, Bitters, published by Copper Canyon Press, won the Western States Book Award and a Pushcart Prize. Her translation of Vallejo's Trilce was a finalist for the 1992 PenWest Translation Award.

In 2004, she was awarded a literary fellowship from the Lannan Foundation.[5] Rebecca Seiferle, in 2012, was declared the poet laureate of Tucson Arizona.






  1. ^ [1] Archived December 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Alger, Derek (13 March 2009). "Pam Uschuk". PIF Magazine. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Carolina Quarterly. s.n. 1975. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Spring/Summer 2012". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  5. ^ "Lannan Foundation". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  6. ^ Rita Dove; David Lehman (2000). The Best American Poetry. Charles Scribner's Sons. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ Jeanie C. Williams; Victor Di Suvero (February 1, 1995). Saludos Poemas De Nuevo Mexico: Poems of New Mexico. Pennywhistle Press. ISBN 978-0-938631-33-0. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ Sharon Niederman; Miriam Sagan (October 1, 1994). New Mexico poetry renaissance. Red Crane Books. ISBN 978-1-878610-41-6. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ Bill Henderson (January 1, 2003). Pushcart Prize XXVII: Best of the Small Presses. Pushcart Press. ISBN 978-1-888889-35-2. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 

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