Rachel Neve-Midbar

b. 1963

Current City, State, Country

Isfyia, Israel

Birth City, State, Country

New York, New York, USA


Poet and essayist, Rachel Neve-Midbar’s collection Salaam of Birds won the 2018 Patricia Bibby First Book Award and was published by Tebot Bach in 2020. She is also the author of the chapbook, What the Light Reveals (Tebot Bach, 2014, winner of The Clockwork Prize). Rachel’s work has appeared in Blackbird, Prairie Schooner, Grist, and Georgia Review, as well as other publications and anthologies. Her awards include the Crab Orchard Review Richard Peterson Prize, the Passenger Poetry Prize and nominations for The Pushcart Prize. Rachel is a current PhD candidate at The University of Southern California where her research concerns menstruation in contemporary poetry. She is also editor of Stained: an anthology of writing about menstruation for the AuntFlo2020 Project.

Published Works

Salaam of Birds (Tebot Bach, 2020)
What the Light Reveals (chapbook; Tebot Bach, 2014)

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PhD Student (ABD) University of Southern California


Sarah Lawrence College–BA Studies
Pacific University–MFA, 2015
University of Southern California, PhD (ABD–current

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