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Rachel Richardson

Rachel Richardson is a 2013 NEA fellow. Her first book, Copperhead, was published in 2011 by Carnegie Mellon University Press. She has published poems in Slate, New England Review, Southern Review, Shenandoah, and other journals, and lived all over the country, holding a recent Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and currently serving as the Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. A flimsy spiral notebook and a good ink pen
  2. The Pacific Ocean
  3. Dogs
  4. More pillows strewn around the house than is reasonable (according to my spouse)
  5. Fog
  6. The poetry of Lucille Clifton, Robert Hass, and C. D. Wright
  7. Clementines
  8. Chocolate, Dark
  9. Salt
  10. The babysitter

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