Rachel Moritz is the author of Borrowed Wave, a finalist for the 2015 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, and five poetry chapbooks. Her second collection, Sweet Velocity, won the 2015 Besmilr Brigham Women Writer’s Award and is forthcoming from Lost Roads Press. She is currently at work on a book of lyric prose, Light Machine: Essays, which explores intersections of identity, history and place.

Moritz’s poems have been published in American Letters and Commentary, Aufgabe, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, 26, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, TYPO, and Volt. Among her awards are four fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and a residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Moritz received her MFA from the University of Minnesota and has taught writing in a variety of community and academic settings. She lives with her partner and son in Minneapolis, where she publishes an occasional chaplet series from WinteRed Press and reviews for Scout Poetry.


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