Rochelle Hurt is the author of The Rusted City, a hybrid collection of linked prose poems and verse. Published in 2014 by White Pine Press, it is the eighteenth volume in the Marie Alexander Poetry Series.

Rochelle’s work has been included in Best New Poets 2013 and listed as notable in Best American Essays 2013. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have been published in journals like CrazyhorseMid-American ReviewCincinnati ReviewKenyon Review Online, Fairy Tale Review, Versal, and Image. She has been awarded the 2013 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review, Tupelo Quarterly’s TQ3 Poetry Prize, a 2012 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, the 2011 Rumi Prize from Arts & Letters, the 2011 Ruth Stone Prize from Hunger Mountain, and the 2010 Poetry International Prize.

Raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Rochelle is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she completed her BA in English, and of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she completed her MFA in Creative Writing. Currently, she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is pursuing a PhD at the University of Cincinnati. She also teaches online creative writing courses for the Loft Literary Center.

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