Ethel Rackin

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Occupation Poet
Location Bucks County, PA
Introduction Ethel Rackin is the author of three books of poetry: The Forever Notes (Parlor Press, 2013); Go On (Parlor Press, 2016), a National Jewish Book Award finalist; and Evening (Furniture Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Hotel Amerika, Jacket2, Kenyon Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Volt, and other journals. Elizabeth Robinson awarded her collaborative lyric sequence, “Soledad,” written with Elizabeth Savage, the 2016 Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred. She earned her MFA from Bard College and her PhD in English Literature from Princeton University. The recipient of a 2018 MacDowell Colony fellowship, she has taught at Penn State Brandywine, Haverford College, and Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania, where she is a professor of English.