Rebecca Dunham



B.A, 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

Personal Interests

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


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 F. WHITE FLAG: book of poems. Milkweed Editions, .

Dunham, Rebecca F. “'Forgiveness'.” WHITE FLAG (book of poems). Ed. Bogan, Don. Cincinnati Review, .

Dunham, Rebecca F. “'The Year I Turned Old'.” WHITE FLAG (book of poems). Ed. Bogan, Don. Cincinnati Review, .

Dunham, Rebecca F. Cold Pastoral. Milkweed Editions, 2017.

Dunham, Rebecca F. “'A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs.'.” WHITE FLAG (book of poems) 43.Winter/Spring 2017 Notre Dame Review, (2017).

Dunham, Rebecca F. 'Whetstone'. 50.1 The Southern Review, 2014: 2.

Dunham, Rebecca F. Glass Armonica. Milkweed Editions, 2013.

Dunham, Rebecca F. Fascicle. Dancing Girl, 2012.

Dunham, Rebecca F. The Flight Cage. Tupelo Press, 2010.

Dunham, Rebecca F. The Miniature Room. Truman State University Press, 2006.