Ethel Rackin is the author of The Forever Notes (Parlor Press, 2013); Go On (Parlor Press, 2016); and a limited-edition chapbook, Evening (Furniture Press, 2017). Elizabeth Robinson awarded her collaborative lyric sequence, “Soledad,” written with Elizabeth Savage, the 2016 Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred. Rackin’s poems, book reviews, and collaborations have appeared widely in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, Jacket2, Kenyon Review, Parabola, Verse Daily, and Volt. She earned her MFA from Bard College and her PhD in English Literature from Princeton University. She has taught at Penn State Brandywine, Haverford College, and Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania, where she is currently an associate professor.
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