Episode 34: Rebecca Hart Olander

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Rebecca Hart Olander's poem "Ascension."

Participant(s) Bio

Rebecca Hart Olander holds a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College, a master of arts in teaching in English from Smith College ’96, and a master of fine arts in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She teaches writing at Westfield State University and is the editor/director of Perugia Press, an independent feminist press that publishes full-length poetry collections by emerging women poets.

Rebecca is a Women’s National Book Association poetry contest winner and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her chapbook, Dressing the Wounds, was published in 2019 by dancing girl press, and her debut full-length collection, Uncertain Acrobats, was released by CavanKerry Press in 2021.

Source: Smith College Website