Bio

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Rebecca Lehmann is the author of the poetry collection Between the Crackups, which won the Crashaw Prize, and was published by Salt in 2011. Her poems have been published, or are forthcoming, in Tin House, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Boston Review, Fence, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day project, Best New Poets 2010, and other journals and venues. She holds an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (’03), where she was a Maytag Fellow, and a PhD in creative writing and literary theory from Florida State University (’11), where she was honored with a John Mackay Shaw Academy of American Poets Award, and the David Kirby Poetry Dissertation Award. A recipient of funded residencies from the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, Lehmann is currently an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Potsdam, where she teaches in the BA and BFA programs in creative writing, and is Director of the North Country Schools Peace Poetry Project. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and son, and is at work on a second collection of poetry, titled Dog Star.