Bio

Rebecca-70Rebecca Watkins, an educator and poet, teaches high school English in New York City. She earned her M.F.A. in Poetry from the City College of New York and her M.S. Ed. from Lehman College. She has created and led poetry workshops in the public schools as well as smaller writing workshops for adults, and she is currently an editor for River River Literary Journal. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency in Honduras and taught poetry at an orphanage and bilingual school. Rebecca has been published in The PrometheanThe Red Mesa ReviewPoetry and Performance, Anderbo and the SNReview among other literary journals. Besides her background in education and writing, she has also lived and worked on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, became a certified yoga instructor in Colorado, and worked on organic farms in Ohio and Georgia. Rebecca’s first full-length poetry book Sometimes, in These Places was published by Unsolicited Press in September 2017.