December 17, 2009
Day 17: Rachel Levitsky
Rachel Levitsky's second book, NEIGHBOR, is published by Ugly Duckling Presse (2009). Levitsky’s first full length volume, Under the Sun was published by Futurepoem books. She’s released five chapbooks of poetry, Dearly (a+bend, 1999), Dearly 356, Cartographies of Error (Leroy, 1999), The Adventures of Yaya and Grace (PotesPoets, 1999) and 2(1x1)Portraits (Baksun, 1998). Levitsky writes poetry plays, three of which (one with Camille Roy) have been performed in New York and San Francisco. With Jan Lauwereyns she is currently guest editing DWB, the 2010 issue of the Dutch language magazine, subtitled “The Empire of Women.” She was the founder and is now a collective member of Belladonna* a multi-faceted feminist avant-garde writing confluence. Currently, she is teaching literature and comp courses for the Bard Prison Initiative and Eugene Lang College at Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in southern Staten Island.