Rebecca Dunham



BA, University of Virginia, 1994
MA, Hollins University, 1996
MFA, George Mason University, 2001
PhD, University of Missouri, 2006

Areas of Research and Teaching

Poetry writing
19th and 20th-century American literature
The long poem/poetic sequence
19th and 20th-century women writers
Documentary poetry

Personal Interests

Poetry writing, gardening, hiking, 20th-21st century literature, documentary poetics, poetry of witness, women's poetry and prose, ecopoetics


Editor’s Choice Award, New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2018
James Merrill Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 2016
Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship and Residency, 2014
2013 Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award, Wisconsin Library Association, for
Glass Armonica, 2013
Grant Writer and Faculty, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, 2007
T.S. Eliot Prize for The Miniature Room, 2006
Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellow in Poetry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005-6
Indiana Review Poetry Prize, 2005

Recent Publications

Dunham, Rebecca. Strike. New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2019.
Dunham, Rebecca. Cold Pastoral, Milkweed Editions, 2017
Dunham, Rebecca. Glass Armonica. Milkweed Editions, 2013.
Dunham, Rebecca. Fascicle. Dancing Girl, 2012.
Dunham, Rebecca. The Flight Cage. Tupelo Press, 2010.
Dunham, Rebecca. The Miniature Room. Truman State University Press, 2006.