Bio

A color portrait of the author. She is wearing glasses and has an octopus necklace.

Rebecca Connors graduated from Boston University with a BA in English. After graduation, she spent time roaming across the map. Raised in Bethesda, MD, she has lived in the small town of Shelby, NC and on the west coast, in San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA.

She is now back in Boston with her family, where she is currently an MFA candidate at the Solstice MFA program at Pine Manor College. Along with her writing and studying, she volunteers with 826 Boston and her daughter’s public school, and uses her digital skills to help progressive women win elections. She has too many plants and a weakness for regency romances, horror stories, and disease ecology. She also has a tuxedo cat named Lizzie.

Her work has recently appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Menacing Hedge, Ink & Nebula, and elsewhere.  Her poems have been nominated for the Orison Anthology and the Pushcart Prize. Her chapbook manuscript, Split Map, won the Dare to Speak Chapbook Contest and will be published by Minerva Rising Press in 2018.