Adrienne Raphel

Adrienne Raphel is the author of What Was It For (Rescue Press, 2017), selected by Cathy Park Hong as winner of the Rescue Press Black Box Poetry Prize; and the chapbook But What Will We Do (Seattle Review, 2016), selected by Robyn Schiff as winner of the Seattle Review Chapbook Contest. Her essays and poems have appeared widely in publications such as the New Yorker online, the Paris Review Daily, the New Republic, Public Books, the Poetry Foundation, Lana Turner Journal, Poetry Northwest, Slate, and others. Born in southern New Jersey and raised in northern Vermont, Raphel graduated from Princeton and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is currently completing her doctoral degree at Harvard. She lives in New York, where she is working on a book about crossword puzzles.


Writers On Writing Reading Series, Fall 2017