R E B E C C A   K O S I C K


My poetry collection, Labor Day, is available from Golias Books. You can also find my poems in the Small Press chapbook, Maths Poems; in the Poetry Project’s magazine, The Recluse; in Fence; in the ACE-funded collaborative exhibition, Unreal Estates; and elsewhere. For UK copies of Labor Day, try Good Press.


I translate from Spanish and Portuguese and teach the translation of literature and art writing (among other things). Find some of my translations at The Iowa Review, ecopoesia.com, Jukub: Poems from Chiapas for the Reverse Conquest, and Bailliwik, or read an interview with me about teaching translation.


My recent book, Material Poetics in Hemispheric America, is available from Edinburgh UP. I’m working on three new books called Hélio Oiticica: Secret Poetics; Detroit’s Alternative Press: Dispatches from the Avant-Garage; and Multiverses: Languages of Contemporary Poetry. More about my research is on my university page .


Rebecca Kosick co-directs the Bristol Poetry Institute and founded the Indisciplinary Poetics Research Cluster at the University of Bristol where she is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Poetry and Poetics in the School of Modern Languages. She has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University.

Rebecca is the author of Labor Day (Golias Books 2020) and Material Poetics in Hemispheric America: Words and Objects, 1950-2010 (Edinburgh University Press 2020) and has published numerous articles, essays, and other fragments that address, translate, or are themselves poetry.

She grew up in Michigan, occupied Potawatomi lands.



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