Visiting Writers Series: Rachel Zucker
Poet & Memoirist / National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
Rachel Zucker’s poetry is known for its blunt, witty, and complicated takes on marriage, motherhood, familial relationships, and daily challenges. She is the author of 10 books, including most recently, SoundMachine (2019) and a double collection of poetry and prose The Pedestrians (2014). Her other poetry collections include Eating in the Underworld (2003), The Last Clear Narrative (2004), and The Bad Wife Handbook (2007). Zucker’s fourth collection Museum of Accidents (2009) was named one of the best books of poetry in 2009 by Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. A graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Zucker has received numerous honors, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Zucker has also won the Salt Hill Poetry Award, the Barrow Street Poetry Prize, the Center for Book Arts Award, and Prairie Schooner’s Strousse Award.
Zucker teaches graduate and undergraduate poetry classes at New York University’s Creative Writing Program and is the founder and host of the podcast Commonplace: Conversations with Poets (and Other People). She lives in New York with her husband and three sons.
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