Rebecca Evans’ poetry reflects, among many things: fractured relationships. This fracturing influences every subsequent relationship—carrying scars and wounds throughout one’s life. Evans weaves disability, domestic violence, and a fight for survival throughout her narratives, hoping to start conversations, create awareness, compassion, and tolerance. She hopes to inform what it means to navigate this world as a woman, a Jew, a single mom, dwelling in broken body and spirit. She hopes to bust beyond borders and boundaries, and, mostly, hopes to help others feel less alone in their own experiences.
Evans is a memoirist, poet, and essayist. In addition to writing, she teaches Creative Nonfiction at Boise State University and mentors high school girls in the juvenile system. In her spare time, she co-hosts a radio program, Writer to Writer, offering a space for writers to offer tips on craft and life. She’s also disabled, a Veteran, a Jew, a gardener, a mother, a worrier, and more. She has a passion for sharing difficult stories about vulnerability woven with mysticism.
Evans earned two MFAs, one in creative nonfiction, the other in poetry, both from University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe. She lives in Idaho with her sons, her Newfoundlands, and her Calico.
Her poems and essays have appeared in Narratively, The Rumpus, Entropy Literary Magazine, War, Literature & the Arts, The Limberlost Review, and more. She’s co-edited an anthology of poems, when there are nine, a tribute to the life and achievements of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Moon Tide Press). Her full-length poetry collection, Tangled by Blood, will be available in 2023 (Moon Tide Press).
Current City, State, Country
Birth City, State, Country
Tangled by Blood (forthcoming, Moon Tide Press, 2023)
when there are nine (Moon Tide Press, 2022)
Abrazos & Letters from the Self to the World (DoveTales, 2021)
Poetic Bond X (Willowdown Books, 2020)
Hope for Recovery (Brown-Tinker Books, 2019)
Our World, Your Place (Willowdown Books, 2018)
Take a Mind Trip, Scribes Valley Publishing, 2018
University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe, MFA Poetry (August 2021)
University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe, MFA Creative Nonfiction Writing (August 2019)
Boise State University, Major: BA Engl – Emphasis Writing (May 2017)
Boise State University, Minor: Psychology (May 2017)
College of Western Idaho, Major: AA Liberal Fine Arts (Summer 2016)
College of Western Idaho, Major: AA English (Summer 2016)
National Assoc. Poetic Therapy, Facilitation Cert (still pending)
International Professional Empowerment Coach (IPEC): Completed 2003
Personal Trainer/Flexibility Instructor (ACE and NASM): 1997 & 1998
University of Maryland, RAF Upper Heyford, Major: Exercise Science
United States Air Force Community College & Technical Training: Flight Data Coordination & Management