Rita D. Costello

 

 

Biography
 

Originally from New York, Rita D. Costello has lived all over America and China. She is the Director of Freshman and Sophomore English at McNeese State University in Louisiana and co-editor of the anthology Bend Don't Shatter (Soft Skull Press). Her work has appeared in journals such as: Glimmer Train, ACM, Baltimore Review, and Hawai’i Review.

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Also By This Poet
  • Flood (Swan Scythe Press, 2013)

  • Notes to a Husband (Imaginary Friend Press, 2013)

  • Lancelot (Lazy Mouse Press, 2013)

  • Night Fishing (Yellow Flag Press, 2011)

  • 28 Blackbirds at the End of the World (Bandersnatch Books, 2010)

  • Aubade (Yellow Flag Press, 2009)

  • Counting Dust Devils: Early Season (Yellow Flag Press, 2009)

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Awards

 

  • Winner, 2013 Swan Scythe Press Chapbook Award

  • Semi-Finalist, 2013 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest

  • Best of the Net Nomination, “The Hard Lines of Our Bodies” (Trigger - #2, 2012)

  • Best of the Net Nomination, “Rayville, LA, 1927” (Trigger - #1, 2011)

  • Finalist, Standing Rock Chapbook Contest, 2012

  • Rhysling Award Nomination, "28 Blackbirds at the End of the World," 2008

  • James Award Nomination, "Rhyme In Haiku," 2006

2010 - present

2010 - present