Rebecca Black Rebecca Black

Contact Information

Office: MHRA 3307
Office Phone: 336-334-3974
At UNCG Since: 2010


M.F.A. Indiana University-2002
B.A. Tulane University-1997

Research Interests

Ms. Black teaches poetry and creative writing in the MFA program.  Her current research as a Fulbright scholar concerns how both contemporary American and Northern Irish poets employ or disavow the use of recent history in their work, the tension between the claims of the political/historical realm and the claims of myth and fantasy.  Other interests include nonfiction writing, poetics, and art history.

Selected Publications

  • “First Walk Through the Copse,” “How My Father Came by the Name Cuthbert.” Memorious 12 (2009)<>.
  • “Butano Ridge.” Santa Clara Magazine (Fall 2007) <>.
  • “Studies from Life,” “Wakulla Springs,” “Tolberton County, 1923,” and “Sweet Transmigrations.”Blackbird 5.2 (2006) <>.
  • Cottonlandia. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2005.
  • “My Only Golem.” Massachusetts Review 46.2 (2005): 294.
  • “Near Palo Alto.” Phoebe (Spring 2005): 39.
  • “Driving Tour.” Colorado Review (Fall 2004): 114-16.
  • “Mephista Recounts Her Past Lives, or Nanotechnology,” and “The Legs of the Countess. ” Conjunctions. 17 April 2004 <>
  • “Notes on the Tapestry of the Apocalypse.”Pleiades (Fall 2004): 38-9.
  • “The Branded Hand of Captain Walker, Abolitionist,” and “Midwestern Raptures.” Virginia Quaterly Review 80.1 (2004).

Awards and Honors

  • Creative Writing Scholar Award, Fulbright-Queen’s University Belfast, 2011.
  • NEA Individual Artist Fellowship, 2009.
  • Irvine Foundation Faculty Grant, Santa Clara University, 2007.
  • Sustainability Curriculum Grant, Santa Clara University, 2007.
  • Multicultural Learning Research Grant, Santa Clara University, 2006.
  • Juniper Prize in Poetry, University of Massachusetts Press, 2004.
  • Stanford Artist-in-residence, Cite des Arts, Paris, France, 2003.
  • Finalist for Yale Younger Poets Prize, 2003.
  • Finalist for New Michigan Press/Diagram Chapbook Prize, 2003.
  • Finalist for Crab Orchard Press Poetry Prize, 2003.


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