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Rebecca Hart Olander

Editor & Director / Perugia Press
Writing Teacher / Westfield State University
Florence, MA
Rebecca Hart Olander holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poetry has appeared recently in Jet Fuel Review, Massachusetts Review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others, and her critical work has been published in Rain Taxi Review of Books, Solstice Literary Magazine, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. Collaborative work made with Elizabeth Paul has been published in multiple venues online and in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press). She was a winner of the Women’s National Book Association poetry contest and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. Rebecca's chapbook, Dressing the Wounds, was published in 2019 by dancing girl press, and her first full-length collection, Uncertain Acrobats, will be out with CavanKerry Press in November 2021. Rebecca lives in Western Massachusetts where she teaches writing at Westfield State University and is the editor/director of Perugia Press.